St Isaac the Syrian on Temptation (via Michael Gillis)

An extended quote from Michael Gillis. It can be found in text form here or in podcast form here.Whenever we suffer in any way, “from men, from demons or from the body,” as St. Isaac puts it, we are tempted. And how we deal with that temptation makes all the difference. Do we turn to …

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Divine Glory and Suffering

I just ran across another place in Romans where Paul says two opposite things one after another, and in so doing demonstrates that they're actually the same thing. This one is in 5:2f. The NRSV says, "… we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast …

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