Do Not Grudge Anything

“Remember that the Lord is in every Christian. When your neighbour comes to you, always have great respect for him, because the Lord is in him, and often expresses His will through him. ‘ It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure’ (Phil. 2:13). Therefore, do not grudge anything to your brother, but do unto him as unto the Lord; especially as you do not know in whom the Lord will come and visit you; be impartial to all, be kind to all, sincere and hospitable. Remember that sometimes God speaks even through unbelievers, or disposes their hearts towards us, as it happened in Egypt when the Lord gave Joseph favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. (Gen. 39:21).”

—St. John of Kronstadt

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One response to “Do Not Grudge Anything

  1. The quote from Acts 17:28 – In Him we live and move and have our being – is such a powerful concept. It is at the core of the spiritually-centered artists: those who painting icons and those modern masters, such as Kandinsky, Dove, and Burchfield.

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