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Tikhon of Voronezh

We all know the saying, “Life is short”. Indeed it is if we do not know our Messiah Jesus who has promised us eternal life. We shall all die. We won’t all spend eternity with God. Some will go on to the eternal fire.

Eternity is a mighty long time. Imagine trillions and trillions of years.

And then trillions more.

And then quadrillions and quadrillions.

On and one it will go. Will it be with Jesus?

“We see the water of a river flowing uninterruptedly and passing away, and all that floats on its surface, rubbish or beams of trees, all pass by. Christian! So does our life. . .I was an infant, and that time has gone. I was an adolescent, and that too has passed. I was a young man, and that too is far behind me. The strong and mature man that I was is no more. My hair turns white, I succumb to age, but that too passes; I approach the end and will go the way of all flesh. I was born in order to die. I die that I may live. Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom!”

— St. Tikhon of Voronezh

Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, Υἱέ τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἐλέησόν με τὸν ἁμαρτωλόν

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!