Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Changed intention

Venerable John Climacus ~ The Ladder of Divine Ascent
Step 22 ~ On Vainglory

¶30. Often after being stripped by vainglory, we turn and strip it more cleverly. I have seen some who began spiritual activity out of vainglory, and although they made a bad start, yet the end proved praiseworthy, because they changed their intention.

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