Monthly Archives: December 2012

Interior Watchfulness

“Which is the more important, manual labour or interior watchfulness?” Continue reading

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Self Importance

“What are the effects of self-importance?” asked abba Macarius.
“It’s like a heat-wave which when in full flow causes everyone to flee. It will even destroy the fruit on the tree.” Continue reading

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A Treasure Soon Spent

“Just as treasure is soon spent when brought out into the open, so does virtue quickly perish when publicly taken notice of.” Continue reading

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True Humility

“If you would be really humble learn to carry out cheerfully the tasks laid upon you by others without squandering yourself in shabby verbiage.” Continue reading

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