A Spiritual Portrait of Saint John of Kronstadt. by Archimandrite Constantine (Zaitzev, 1888-1975)
I am all infirmity, all poverty. God is my strength. This conviction is my greatest wisdom, which makes me beatific. St. John of Kronstadt
Introduction. Let us attempt, first of all, to see St. John from the outside…. We have before us a young man, a follower of Tolstoy. In his search for God, obscured by the blunderings of age, he was led to the feet of Leo Tolstoy.
The devil tempts that he may ruin; God tests that he may crown.