Fr. Alexander Elchaninov on Living in the Present

Fr. Alexander Elchaninov

Our continual mistake is that we do not concentrate on the present day, the actual hour, of our life; we live in the past or in the future; we are continually expecting the coming of some special moment when our life will unfold itself in its full significance. And we do not notice that life is flowing like water through our fingers, sifting like precious sand from a loosely fastened bag.

* This excerpt is from “The Diary of a Russian Priest” by Fr. Alexander Elchaninov


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