I have several spiritual fathers. I have a priest where I live, several priests and deacons in my home town, two monks in the town near by. Everything I say and believe on this forum is inspired by their spiritual wisdom. It is sufficient for me to trust their judgment. Therefore, do not tell me what to say or believe if it disagrees with my spiritual fathers. I do not even care if you are a mod, especially if you are not Orthodox.
You have not the right to tell me the opposite of what Christ, through my spiritual fathers, have already taught. In the Church, we are taught to be dispassionate, to give piercing honesty to the ones we love, regardless of what their passions and whims tell them. If you are a catechumen or a recent convert, you still might not understand this.
Do not doubt my spiritual knowledge by telling me what to believe. Give me questions, not commands. You are my equal, not my teacher. Since I don't even know you, I have no responsibility to follow you.
Unless we receive mutual benefit from mutual edification, I will not waste our time on this forum. I will not self-sacrifice for a cause that I don't believe is worthy. I'm living in a seminary to prepare for the diaconate. You are not. If you don't respect me, do not respond to me. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. May God have mercy on us.
I have such profound spiritual gifts that I can't use them without being in tears. You have no idea what that's like.
SpyridonOCA, Christianforums.com 33 Comments
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