Saturday, June 11, 2011

Let those humbled by their passions take courage

Venerable John Climacus ~ The Ladder of Divine Ascent
Step 26 ~ On Discernment

¶13. Let those who have been humbled by their passions take courage. For even if they fall into every pit and are trapped in all the snares and suffer all the maladies, yet after their restoration to health they become physicians, beacons, lamps and pilots for all, teaching us the habits of every disease and from their own personal experience able to rescue those who are about to fall.

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