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Monday, April 20, 2015

Sayings of the Holy Fathers:

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Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779

When the devil finds someone preoccupied needlessly with bodily things, he first deprives him of the hard-won fruits of spiritual knowledge, and then cuts off his hope in God.

A seed will not grow without earth and water; and a man will not develop without voluntary suffering and divine help. 

Fire cannot last long in water, nor can a shameful thought in a heart that loves God. For every man who loves God suffers gladly, and voluntary suffering is by nature the enemy of sensual pleasure.