With Laughter in Your Soul

St. John Climacus

“God does not insist or desire that we should mourn in agony of heart; rather, it is His wish that out of love for Him we should rejoice with laughter in our soul. Take away sin, and tears become superfluous; where there is no bruise, no ointment is required. Before the fall Adam shed no tears; and in the same way there will be no more tears after the resurrection from the dead, when sin has been destroyed. For pain, sorrow, and lamentation will then have fled away.”

-St. John Climacus


2 responses to “With Laughter in Your Soul

  1. thank you for sharing this cameron, i’m so glad to see you’re posting again here.

  2. Thanks, S. It’s good to be posting again.

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