Saturday, March 15, 2014

Do not give up, but stand your ground courageously

Venerable John Climacus ~ The Ladder of Divine Ascent
Step 5 ~ On Repentance

¶30. Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly, the angel who guards you will honour your patience. While a wound is still fresh and warm, it is easy to heal; but old, neglected and festering ones are hard to cure, and require for their care much treatment, cutting, plastering and cauterization. Many from long neglect become incurable, but with God all things are possible.

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