Prayer: O Lord, deliver me from stony hardness of heart.
On the accomplishments of the Holy Spirit: There was found a tax collector, and he was transformed into an evangelist. There was found a persecutor, and he was changed into an apostle. There was found a robber, and he was led into paradise. There was found a prostitute, and she was made the equal of virgins. There was found wise men, and they were taught the Gospels. Evil fled away, and gentleness took its place. Slavery was put away and freedom came in its stead. And all debts were forgiven, and the grace of God was conferred. Therefore Heaven became earth; and from repeating this again and again I shall not cease. ( From the writings of St. John Chrysostom)
Gems of St. John Chrysostom: 'He who does not know himself cannot know anything else either. But he who knows himself, through this itself, will also succeed in all the other virtues'.