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Κυριακή, 13 Ιουνίου 2021

Good Deeds....


Good Deeds
When Good Deeds Become Prideful

If the performance of good deeds are done in order to attain personal benefit for oneself, or to receive the praise of others, it falls under the sin of avarice, vanity, and greed. Anyone who performs good deeds for such purposes is guilty of sinful pride, and vainglory.

The performance of any good deed that is based on an ungodly foundation, is essentially a temptation inspired by the devil. Such good deeds count as nothing before God. To be truly virtuous one's deeds must be done without showiness or fanfare. Good deeds must come from the heart, and be based on love of God, and love of neighbor.

Love in Christ,
Abbot Tryphon

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