What You Need to Remember about Despondency — True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe

St. Barsanuphius of Optina: You need not be despondent. You need not be despondent. Let those be despondent who do not believe in God. For them, sorrow is burdensome, of course, because besides earthly enjoyment they have nothing. But believers must not be despondent, for through sorrows they receive the right of sonship, without which…

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