Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Compel Yourselves in Silence

"Compel yourselves in silence, the mother of all godly virtues. Keep silent, in order to say the Prayer [of Jesus]; for, when someone speaks, how is he able to escape idle talk, from which comes every evil word, which weighs the soul down by the responsibility for it."

-Elder Ephraim of Philotheou Mount Athos, "Counsels from the Holy Mountain"

23 December 2015
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