On the 15th of each month, a reminder pops up to read my maxims (they actually come from two American Orthodox Priests, one living, one reposed). Sometimes I don’t get around to it until, say, the 17th.
As I read them today, it occurred to me that they give a decent idea of how an Orthodox mindset should cash out in “practical” life (if only we weren’t always missing the mark).
- 55 Maxims of the Christian Life - Fr. Thomas Hopko (reposed)
- The Violence of Modernity - Glory to God for All Things (living — his ten maxims end a piece that lays out why they make sense)
I do try to live by them (that’s why I review them monthly). Even falling short, it’s a much saner way to live than not trying at all.