July 16

The proper function of the soul’s intelligent aspect is devotion to the knowledge of God, while that of its passible aspect is the pursuit of self-control and love….

Although we have received the power to become the children of God (John 1:12), we do not actually attain this sonship unless we strip ourselves of the passions….

A wise man in one who pays attention to himself and is quick to separate himself from all defilement.

                                                    ~St Thalassios the Libyan

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