Lives of Saints - The Holy Fathers Sts. Barsanuphius and John Christianity - Books
And if thy hand cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee to enter into life maimed, rather than having thy two hands to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire.                where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.                And if thy foot cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee to enter into life halt, rather than having thy two feet to be cast into hell.                where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.                And if thine eye cause thee to stumble, cast it out: it is good for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell;                where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.               
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The Holy Fathers Sts. Barsanuphius and John
   

A Christ-loving man asked St John, "Should one be curious about the Divine Mysteries? And is a sinner who approaches them condemned as unworthy?"

St. John replied, "When coming into the holy temple to receive the Body and Blood of Christ, and when receiving Them, pay heed to yourself that you unfailingly believe the truth of this [Sacrament]. But as to how this happens, do not be curious, as it has been said: 'Take, eat, this is My Body and Blood'. The Lord gave them to us for the remission of sins (Matt 26:26, Mark 14:22). We have hope that he who believes thus will not be condemned, but he who does not believe is already condemned. And thus, do not forbid yourself to approach, condemning yourself as a sinner, but recognize that a sinner who approaches the Saviour is vouchsafed the remission of sins".

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