Friday, June 22, 2012

St. Hesychius the Priest: Set Your Soul in Quietness


Snow can never emit flame.

Water can never issue fire.

A thorn bush can never produce a fig.

Just so, your heart can never be free

from oppressive thoughts, words, and actions

until it has purified itself internally.

Be eager to walk this path.

Watch your heart always.

Constantly say the prayer

"LORD JESUS CHRIST, have mercy on me."

Be humble.

Set your soul in quietness.


--St. Hesychius the Priest

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