Remember – H.H. Pope Shenouda III


Remember your weakness, so that you are more cautious and will not submit to the thoughts of pride and false glory.

Remember the loving kindness the Lord has bestowed on you, and you will always live the life of thanksgiving. Faith will grow in your heart as well as the trust in God’s love and work.

Remember other people’s love and their good history with you. Should you doubt their sincerity or discover they have wronged you, their old love will intercede for them and your anger will fade away.

Remember death, so that all worldly temptations will disappear and you feel that all is vanity and grasping for the wind (Eccl 1:14).

Remember that God is standing before you, looking at you, and you cannot sin because you see Him.

Remember God’s promises, and you will be comforted in all your troubles. But if you forget them, say with David the Prophet: Remember Your word to Your servant, in which You give me hope. This comforted me in my humiliation, for Your teaching gives me life. (Psalm 118:49-50).

Remember the Blood of Jesus which was shed for your sake and you will certainly appreciate the value of your life; it will become dear in your eyes, so that you will not waste it in prodigal living, for you were bought at a price.” (1 Cor 6:20).

Remember the vows you made to God at the Baptistery, which your parents took on your behalf: to renounce Satan and all his evil works, all his thoughts and traps and all his forces and powers.

Remember always that you are a stranger on the earth and that you will return to your heavenly home, then you will not put all of your hopes in this world.

Remember that the narrow gate leads to the Kingdom of Heaven. If you see the wide gate open before you, escape and keep away from it as all those who have gone in by it have perished.

Remember your eternity and work for it at all times.

Remember that you are a child of God and ought to have His image. Walk as is fitting for the children of God who are seen by others.

Remember that you are a temple of the Holy Spirit, and do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God within you. Be always a holy temple.

Remember all that you have read on this page, and if you have already forgotten, please read it again.

[H.H. Pope Shenouda III, Words of Spiritual Benefit, 104]

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