Orthodox preacher

The less you speak, write or post,
The more they listen and read.
Communicate clearly and what’s needed the most.
Be brief, do not overfeed.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 26.11.2017

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Evangelise

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Evangelize, my friend:
Share the Church with others.
Remember Lazarus’s and the rich man’s end.
Share the Saviour with your sisters and brothers.

You were born in the Orthodox faith, you say?
Excellent, in faith you are rich like the rich man –
Out of your richness you are expected to pay.
Put any laze and unrighteous hesitation to ban.

You ask, what tools you have to start?
I ask, what else do you need?
You have two feet and a Christian heart,
You have the hungry flock to feed.

Image credit: Pierre5018, “Lake Louise 2018-03 ski” March 4, 2018, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Friday 09.11.2018

No good deed is too small

No good deed is too small,
Whether it’s picking up a glove,
Holding the door or being gentle on a phone call,
Whether it’s feeding a man or a dove…

Be thankful for a good deed;
Accept gratitude with a gentle, shining smile too.
You are changing the world taking lead:
One good deed at a time, true.
Iaroslav                                                    Wednesday 18.04.2018

To surrender is to lose more

Anyone can profit from good.
But turning misfortune to benefit
Is for the wise, I conclude.
Wisdom and patience cook their food.

To do well when all is okay
Is easy for our brain,
But in our heads we have much more than clay –
So, think what for. You can do it today.

To surrender when something is wrong,
To sink and to lose all
Or to step over and to try to become strong;
To save and to improve what you can so long?

It is up to you to decide;
Every new day is a beginning.
Birds know this, they do not hide.
In the open sky they glide.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 18.01.2009

A sea needs streams in order not to dry out

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A sea needs streams in order not to dry out;
Earth needs water to grow seeds.
A body needs food to be stout;
And a soul is in need of good deeds.

Image credit: KimonBerlin, “Jasper National Park (1956672577)” July 25, 2007, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 29.10.2006

All in all

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You are my all in all!
When I hunger, You give me food;
When I thirst, You hear my call;
When I am lonely, You change to cheer my mood.

Thank Thee, Father, – You are always near!
You disperse my fear;
You make my view clear.
You make me as fast as a deer!

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Moraine Lake Alberta Canada (19255453039)” July 4, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 21.07.2016