Saturday, March 22, 2014

Slander wastes and drains the blood of love

Venerable John Climacus ~ The Ladder of Divine Ascent
Step 10 ~ On Slander

¶2. Slander is an offspring of hatred, a subtle yet coarse disease, a leech lurking unfelt, wasting and draining the blood of love. It is simulation of love, the patron of a heavy and unclean heart, the ruin of chastity.

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