Three things upset the balance of the body’s temperament: lack of restraint in our diet, a change in the weather, and the touch of the demonic powers.
The person who listens to Christ fills himself with light; and if he imitates Christ, he reclaims himself….
Rancor is the soul’s leprosy. The soul contracts it as the result of disgrace or punishment, or because of suspicious thoughts.
~St Thalassios the Libyan