On Easter, Patriarch Kirill urged the faithful to renounce selfishness

Moscow. April 16. INTERFAX – Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill congratulated believers on Easter, Recalling that human happiness lies in helping others, and urged to refrain from focusing on ourselves.

“The way of the Savior is the path of love to turn a person from a concentration solely on himself to those who need our help and support,” he said in an Easter address to the viewers.

According to the Primate, in this way, “we know opened to us by God the mystery of human happiness, which is hidden in the sacrificial, unconditional and forgiving love manifested by the Savior on the cross, which should appear in our lives.”

According to the Primate, “hell is not so much a place as a state, is a life without God and outside of God”, and if “we according to his own will continue to be in a hellish state of being forsaken by God, alienation from neighbors, the doors of Paradise closed to us because there was no other way to eternal life, and they only followed Christ, holding His hand, walking Him through”.

Patriarch Kirill has called Easter a great victory over death, over corruption, over the tyranny of sin.

“Let things to manifest our desire to follow the Lord Jesus and to abide in the love of people who meet us on the path of life” – called the Patriarch of his flock.