“In the Orthodox Church the verb “I am defeated” does not exist, but there exists the verb “I learn”.
“In the Orthodox Church the word “failure” does not exist, because there exists the word “opportunity”
In the Orthodox Church, distance does not separate or alienate people. What separates and alienates people from one another is silence and ignorance.
In the Orthodox Church, anger is not an emotion that helps you to vindicate yourself. Anger is an emotional punishment you impose upon yourself for the errors of others.
In the Orthodox Church the verb “I judge” does not exist because there exists the verb “I LOVE”!.
The above is emphasised by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia in his post on Instagram, in the context of the video messages of spiritual benefit and edification that he delivers on a regular basis, for the support of all believers and especially the younger ones, who are the most active users of social networking media.
Here is the post from the Archbishop of Australia on Instagram: