What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Calmly Endure

  The temptations are profitable to the person that calmly endures them. Even if we are bothered by a passion, we must not be disturbed. If a person is disturbed when he is bothered by a passion that is a sign of ignorance, pride, not knowing his own condition and of idleness. The fathers say that we do not progress because we do not know our own measure and because we do not have patience in all our undertakings which we begin but we seek to obtain the virtues without labor.
                                                                              Abba Dorotheos of Gaza
                                                                              "Practical Teaching on the Christian Life"