Saturday, August 10, 2013

Just as it is impossible....

Just as it is impossible without oil and flame for a lamp to bum and thus to give light to those in the house, so it is impossible without the divine fire and Spirit for a soul to speak clearly about divine matters and to illumine others. For every perfect gift bestowed on the devout soul 'is from above . . . from the Father of lights, in whom there is no variableness or shadow due to change' (Jas. 1:17).

Nikitas Stithatos
On the Practice of the Virtues: One Hundred Texts

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