I have always loved Saint Joseph the Hesychast. In fact, I think my favorite book in the entire world, other than the Holy Bible, is Monastic Wisdom by Joseph the Hesychast. This book had a huge effect on me before I became Orthodox Christian, and it was because of this book that really led me to explore Orthodoxy. Since a friend of mine introduced me to this book many years ago, I have probably read this book over 15 times. It contains truly amazing words by the saint. I highly recommend anyone to take a look at this book and also get to know Saint Joseph the Hesychast.
So when I came across the below quote by Saint Joseph, I just had to make a comic strip of it.
Never seek to correct each other with anger, but only with humility and sincere love, because one temptation does cast out another temptation – Saint Joseph the Hesychast
These are truly amazing words that especially someone like me needs to follow and take to heart. Saint Joseph pray for us!
MilovanFebruary 11, 2023 at 10:43 am
A lot of times when we correct people it’s because we’re mad. But it usually just goes in one ear and out the other anyway.
Nicholas TamrazFebruary 11, 2023 at 8:29 pm
Hi Milovan. I must confess that this happens to me, where I try to correct when I’m mad or upset instead of taking time to calm myself down and then correct with gentleness and love. I think people are more likely to listen when we’re calm rather than when we’re blowing our top 😂 Thanks for your comments!