If your deeds do not lead you to repentance, God's work for you might do. Sometimes, in your spiritual life, the cause of despair may be setting before you ideals above your level, or taking steps which do not comply with the necessary gradual progress. And because you cannot achieve what you want, you despair. Therefore, it is better to put before you a gradual system within your power and abilities and within the gifts God gave you. Be aware that God wants only one step from you and if you take it He will lead you to the next and so on...

You might despair because you cannot stand before the Lord unless, first, you make yourself better. It is preferable to say to Him I cannot reform myself and then come to you, but I come to You so you can make me better. 

Do not despair if you feel that you do not love God. Do not say what is the use of all my works since I do not love Him! Say rather if I do not love God, it is a comfort that He loves me and with His love He can make me love Him. 

If you practise the spiritual means but do not feel a true attachment to God, do not despair. Keep on the spiritual readings, even without understanding. Keep on praying, even without warmth, confess always even though you feel no penitence. Perhaps because of your perseverance, the Grace of God may seek you and give you the understanding, warmth and penitence. Your mere perseverance in the spiritual means puts God in your mind even without repentance! But if you despair and break the commandments, you might go downwards and forget God completely. Even if you are in a weak state, do not despair. It is better for you to stay as you are than to be lead through despair to worse.

http://www.copticpope.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=331


You May Donate Online

Donate via PayPal!

Buy or Sell on eBay?

Add St. Mina as a Favorite Charity!

Did Science Kill GOD?
What many scientists think about God existence? and why?
Did Science Kill GOD?
WHERE ARE WE HEADING?
And can we make difference?
Did Science Kill GOD?
BIG BANG OR JUST
SMOKE SCREEN?
Did Science Kill GOD?
Creation antagonistic witnesses
Did Science Kill GOD?
EVOLUTION OR DELUSION
Did Science Kill GOD?
Evolutionists Plight
Did Science Kill GOD?
LIES INTO FACTS!
Did Science Kill GOD?
Reclaiming The Culture
Shadow
Slider

Calendar

Tue Feb 18 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
Prayer Meeting
Wed Feb 19 @ 8:45AM - 11:15AM
Liturgy
Wed Feb 19 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Women Fellowship (Pope Shenouda meeting)
Wed Feb 19 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Hymns Class (All ages...including High School)
Fri Feb 21 @ 7:30AM - 10:00AM
Liturgy
Fri Feb 21 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Sunday School Bible Study
Fri Feb 21 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Arabic Bible Study
Fri Feb 21 @ 8:00PM - 09:30PM
High School (Grade 9 to 12) Youth Meeting
Fri Feb 21 @ 8:00PM - 09:30PM
PM Men's Meeting
Fri Feb 21 @ 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Young adult Fellowship Meetings English

Announcements

Mon Feb 24 @12:00AM
The Great Fast Starts
Tue Feb 25 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Liturgy
Tue Mar 03 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Liturgy
Tue Mar 10 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Liturgy
Tue Mar 17 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Liturgy
Tue Mar 24 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Liturgy
Tue Mar 31 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Liturgy
Tue Apr 07 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Liturgy