• Michael Haldas

Spiritual Progress

“By keeping our eyes on Jesus Christ, we are empowered to move toward holiness of life, for the good that rises up in our hearts comes from Him. As we struggle for transformation of heart, even if we fall a dozen times, we do make progress, and each step we take brings us closer to the Kingdom of God.” (Abbot Tryphon)

“We often write and talk about our “walk with God” not our “run with God.” This is because… walking is a biblical expression that pictures a believer’s steady normal progress with God.” (Sacramental Living Blog, Foundation Study Bible, Ephesians 2:2)

"If we are to make spiritual progress, we must not, and cannot, constantly give in to whatever we want, whenever we want it…spiritual progress comes from a dedication and focus on our sacramental life with often include moderating ourselves…Asceticism is an unpleasant idea in our present culture, which measures happiness and progress with the increase of capital and consumption." (Archimandrite Sergius, Sacramental Living Blog, Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon)

“God reveals Himself to the human race gradually, making known His energies and attributes … do you see how we learn all things by gradual advance?...Our lives are always a work in progress (Demetrios J. Constantelos, St. John Chrysostom, Dynamis 4/8/2015)

“For change is not progress unless the core remains unchanged. A small oak grows into a big oak: if it became a beech, that would not be growth, but mere change.” (C. S. Lewis)

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