The Dance between Temptation and Grace, Part 2
In this episode of Pearl of Great Price, Veronica Hughes further explores the “Dance between Temptations and Grace.” She shares with us passages from Elder Joseph, Elder Ephraim and St. Nicholai Velomirovic on this topic.
Elder Ephraim wrote: “He inspired us to aim all our pursuits, all our desires, and all our actions towards this goal: to induce grace to come and stay with us. The focus was on grace because only through grace can we succeed in being freed from the ‘old man,’ (Rom. 6:6) and because without grace we will not be able to do anything. As the Lord said, ‘Without Me ye can do nothing.’ (John. 15:5)” Come and explore the topic of temptation and grace, so crucial to our spiritual lives.
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