Saturday, July 30, 2011

Let me now make a beginning of good

Venerable Arsenius the Great
The Sayings of the Desert Fathers

¶3. It happened that when Abba Arsenius was sitting in his cell that he was harassed by demons. His servants, on their return, stood outside his cell and heard him praying to God in these words, 'O God, do not leave me. I have done nothing good in your sight, but according to your goodness, let me now make a beginning of good.'

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