Thursday, September 25, 2014

Only One Trial

"There is only one thing 
to be feared...
only one trial, and that is sin...
All the rest is beside the point.
Whether you talk of plots, feuds, betrayals, slanders, abuses, accusations, confiscations of property... or universal war. 
Whatever they may be, 
they are fugitive 
and they will perish. 
They touch the mortal body, 
but wreak no harm 
on the watchful soul."

St. John Chrysostom

Painting: W. Paxton, in US public domain due to age

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