He said, "Two things grieved me. The first was her condemnation; the second, that I take less trouble pleasing God than she takes about pleasing the worst of mankind."
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
He looked and saw hordes of demons standing about and making a noise before launching an attack.
Then Isidore said to him, "Look towards the east."
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Paphnutius knew that the robber chieftain was trying to obey the commandment of God: and in his desire to help him, he took the cup and drank.
Then the robber chief did penance before him, and said, "I'm sorry, abba, that I grieved you."
The robber chieftain replied, "I believe in God and from now on I'll harm no one."
Friday, September 25, 2009
He said, "Indeed, my brothers, there are days when I want to order them to stop it, but I hold myself back, saying, if I can't put up with this little thing, how shall I put up with serious temptation, if God ever lets me be so tempted? So, I say nothing to them, and try to get into the habit of bearing whatever happens."
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Epiphanius said to him, "From the time I took the habit, I have let no one go to sleep who still had something against me, and I have never gone to sleep with an enemy in the world."