“Whoever believes will not act hastily.”
Before doing anything, it is good to ask the Lord to be with you
and bless what you are about to do.
Never do anything without first asking this of the Lord.
“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who hopes in Him.
Fear the Lord, you His saints,
for there is no want for those who fear Him.
Rich men turned poor and went hungry;
but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.”
(Ps 33:9-11, OSB)
A brother asked Abba Poemen, “How is it possible for a man to avoid speaking evil to his neighbor?”
The old man answered saying to him, “We and our brethren possess two images.
Whenever a man condemns himself, his brother appears to him as pleasing and excellent.
But whenever a man appears pleasing to himself, his […]
“Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust,
and does not respect the proud,
nor such as turn aside to lies.”
“In his every work, [David] gave thanks with a word of praise
to the Holy One, the Most High”
(Sir 47:8, OSB)
“A faithful friend is a medicine of life,
and those who fear the Lord will find him.”
(Sirach 6:16, OSB)