Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Here you go: Patriarch Kirill on blogging...

"You speak very decisively - but what are your real work and your real deeds? What are your practical actions?"

Moscow, March 26, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia advises Orthodox bloggers to direct their "enhanced energy" to real work.

"It's enough to follow the discussions in blogs of believers, both laity and clerics. After reading them, you often think: "if to use this energy for good purposes!" the Patriarch said at a session of the Coordination Committee on Promoting Social, Educative, Cultural and other Initiatives under Auspices of the Russian Church.

He asked a question to the participants in these Internet discussions: "You speak very decisively - but what are your real work and your real deeds? What are your practical actions?"

"I don't underestimate importance and need of deep, serious discussion among Orthodox believers, but I want to remind to its every participant, that the Savior speaks directly to you: "By their fruits you will know them." By their fruit, not by their chats, jokes, desire to look strong, clever, convincing, biting and so on," the Primate stressed
. - Source

Very good advice.  I wonder what he'd say to _______,  who spend most of their days and evenings online?


  1. +JMJ+

    I should totally link to this on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr!

  2. Yikes! Nevertheless, thanks for this.

  3. Anonymous7:11 AM

    Blogmeisters! You're so funny! SF

  4. I can't help wondering sometimes......
    What does the prayer really sell?

  5. Couldn't that be applied to almost any human action? Working as a garbage man or a doctor? Playing sports?

  6. +JMJ+

    I've been thinking about this since I read your post, Terry, and one thing that occurred to me was that Screwtape must be very happy about WiFi. Not that it's a bad thing in itself, but we're certainly not using it well, are we?


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