Friday, June 10, 2011

The temptation to retire from our place

Venerable John Climacus ~ The Ladder of Divine Ascent
Step 4 ~ On Obedience

¶109. It is impossible that the devil should act contrary to his own will. Let those living a heedless life, whether persevering in one solitary place or in a community, convince you of this. Let the temptation to retire from our place be the proof for us that our life here is pleasing to God. For being warred against is a sign that we are making war.

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