Friday, December 10, 2010

If St. Silouan was a Cartoonist...


H/T Silouan (not the saint...yet)

15 comments:

Huw Raphael said...

AMEN! S-P in tonight's state of mind, this was the perfect medicine. Pardon the tears.

s-p said...

Pardon me too....

Tim said...

I might as well ask for pardon, too.

Ingemar said...

So who is this St. Silouan?

s-p said...

Ingemar, St. Silouan is a modern saint. This is a quote about his life (I think found in Ware's "The Inner Kingdom" on universalism),

It was particularly characteristic of Staretz Silouan to pray for the dead suffering in the hell of separation from God...He could not bear to think that anyone would languish in "outer darkness."

I remember a conversation between him and a certain hermit, who declared with evident satisfaction, "God will punish all atheists. They will burn in everlasting fire."

Obviously upset, the Staretz said, "Tell me, supposing you went to paradis and there looked down and saw somebody burning in hell fire - would you feel happy?

"It can't be helped. It would be their own fault," said the hermit.

The Staretz answered him with a sorrowful countenance. "Love could not bear that," he said. "We must pray for all."

solzemli said...

GOLD!

NicholasMyra said...

This made me remember Dostoyevsky's father Zossima at the heavenly banquet,

"Why do you wonder at me? I gave an onion to a beggar, so I, too, am here. And many here have given only an onion each–only one little onion….What are all our deeds? And you, my gentle one, you, my kind boy, you too have known how to give a famished woman an onion today.”

Al'Exodus said...

This is the best comic I have ever read. Thank you!

Silouan the non-saint said...

@Ingemar: Here you go: http://bit.ly/dXgzNF

ephrem said...

Exactly, Saint Silouan comprehended the greatness of Gods love for us. We can only hope that everybody turns up for dinner.
Holy father Silouan pray to God for us.

Kevin Lester said...

I've been showing this comic to everyone within arm's reach. Thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous God-blogger said...

I am thrilled that this wonderful cartoon keeps coming to mind over and over. I think you should do more saint-as-cartoonist blog entries!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Do you know the author?

Unknown said...

Who is the author of this wonderful comic?

Thanks for sharing :)

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