Friday, May 18, 2012

Thoughts on Stability, Part I

By digging deeply they alertly examne their consciences so that nothing sordid may lie hidden within them.  They carefully probe all the depths of their hearts for the hiding places of empty thoughts and draw them out with the hand of conscientious discretion so that they can prepare a firm and restful throne within themselves for that strong rock, who is Christ.  And through his presence they persevere amid the fearful adversities of this world amid the allurements as well.

St. Bede
Homiles on the Gosepls
in Essential Monastic Wisdom

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