Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Keep a Close Guard upon the Heart

Monastery at Petra
Gerontius of Petra said, "Many people who are tempted by pleasures of the flesh do not sin with the body but lust with the mind; they keep their bodily virginity but lust in their heart. It is better then, beloved, to do what is written, "Let everyone keep a close guard upon his heart" (Proverbs 4:23).
~the monastery at Petra, Jordan

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