Do you understand?

4 February 2023

Self-love is egotism. We shouldn’t say: ‘I want to be all right; I want to go to paradise’, but we should feel this love for everybody. Do you understand? That’s humility. So if we live united with others, we’ll be blessed. We’ll be living in paradise. Everyone near us, every neighbor is ‘flesh of our flesh’. How can I be indifferent towards them, how can I wound them, how can I hate them?

Saint Porfyrios Kavsokalyvitis