Concepts create idols; only wonder grasps anything. - St Gregory of Nyssa

Thursday, February 9, 2012

True Audacity

Father Stephen, quoting St Isaac the Syrian:

Let yourself be persecuted, but do not persecute others.
Be crucified, but do not crucify others.
Be slandered, but do not slander others.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep: such is the sign of purity.
Suffer with the sick.
Be afflicted with sinners.
Exult with those who repent.
Be the friend of all, but in your spirit remain alone.

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