Saturday, May 3, 2014

Think of the day when your soul will leave your body ( St. Ephraim the Syrian )

When the demon begins to draw tempting objects in your mind and will show you in your mind beauty of a woman, whom you have seen before, let the fear of God enter inside of you and think of those who died in sins, — think of the day when your soul will leave your body, — imagine the terrifying voice of God which those, who do not care for righteous life and do not follow Christ’s commandments, will hear: "Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels" (Matthew. 25:41). Also imagine the never-dying worm and never-ending tortures. Think about it, and the thirst for satisfaction will disappear like wax melts from fire, because demons cannot bear the fear of God even a moment.

St. Ephraim the Syrian
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