St. John of Kronstadt

It is easy for a believer to attract the Holy Ghost to himself, as it is easy to draw air into one's self; like air, He fills everything and penetrates everything "Who art everywhere present and fillest all things."  He who prays fervently, draws the Holy Ghost into himself, and prays by the Holy Ghost.

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What is our life?  The burning of a candle; He Who gave it has but to blow -- and it goes out.  What is our life?  The journey of a traveller; as soon as it reaches a certain limit, the gates are opened to him, he lays aside his travelling dress (the body) and his staff, and enters into his house.  What is our life?  A prolonged bloody war for the possession of the true country and true freedom.  When the war is over we shall be either conquererors or conquered; we shall be called from the place of combat to the place of reward, and obtain from the Recompenser either eternal reward, eternal glory, or eternal punishment, eternal shame.

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God rests in the saints and even in their very names, in their very images; it is only necessary to use their images with faith, and they will work miracles.