Monday, August 20, 2012

St Hesychios the Priest

The task of moral judgment is always to prompt the soul's incensive power to engage in inner warfare and to make us self-critical.

The task of wisdom is to prompt the intelligence to strict watchfulness, constancy, and spiritual contemplation.

The task of righteousness is to direct the appetitive aspect of the soul towards holiness and towards God.

Fortitude's task is to govern the five senses and to keep them always under control, so that through them neither our inner self, the heart, nor our outer self, the body,-is defiled.

St Hesychios the Priest

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