Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 35: Humility And Contemplation …

Abba Xanthias said, “A dog is better than I am because a dog also has love but, unlike I myself, the dog does not pass judgment.” Abba Sarmatas said: “I prefer a person who has sinned if he knows that he sinned and has repented, over a person who has not sinned and considers himself… Continue reading Desert Day 35: Humility And Contemplation …

Days In The Desert, Prayers, Quotes

Desert Day 28: Enter The New Country …

You have an idea of what the new country looks like. Still, you are very much at home, although not truly at peace, in the old country. You know the ways of the old country, its joys and pains, its happy and sad moments. You have spent most of your days there. Even though you… Continue reading Desert Day 28: Enter The New Country …

Quotes

Be Not Afraid …

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. — Joshua 1:9 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither… Continue reading Be Not Afraid …

Poems, Quotes

There Is A Homelessness …

There is a homelessness, never to be clearly defined. It is more than having no place of one’s own, no bed or chair. It is more than walking in a waste of wind, or gleaning the crumbs where someone else has dined, or taking a coin for food or clothes to wear. The loan of… Continue reading There Is A Homelessness …