With Pain and Love, Elder Paisios, and What Makes All The Difference

I’m reading With Pain and Love for Contemporary Man, volume one of the five volume “Spiritual Counsels” of Elder Paisios of Mount Athos (it is a collection of his sayings recorded by his spiritual children). I’m finding myself blessed reading it. There is much, however, that doesn’t directly apply to a Canadian context–his counsels on curses and the evil eye, for example do not directly apply to the contemporary Canadian context. I’m…