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Washing his feet

184. Abba Isaac came to see Abba Poemen and found him washing his feet. As he enjoyed freedom of speech with him he said, ‘How is it that others practice austerity and treat their bodies hardly?’ Abba Poemen said to … 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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