Prepare not to die20 August 2019
We should prepare not to die. There’s a saying which goes “if you die before you die, you won’t die when you die”. Our preparation, which should be ongoing throughout our lives, consists of the following four points:
- We should be dead to sin all the time.
- We shouldn’t take heart from any good we’ve done for ourselves and should avoid self-praise.
- However much we err, we shouldn’t despair.
- We should be aware that God allows us to sin in order to humble us. Otherwise, we can’t enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
» Elder Anthimos of Saint Anne