Thursday, August 21, 2008

Saying of the Day

One day when Abba Macarius was going down to Egypt with some brethren, he heard a boy saying to his mother, "Mother, there is a rich man who likes me, but I detest him; and on the other hand, there is a poor man who hates me, and I love him." Hearing these words, Abba Macarius marvelled. So the brethren said to him, "What is this saying abba, that makes you marvel?" The old man said to them, "Truly, our Lord is rich and loves us, and we do not listen to him; while our enemy the devil is poor and hates us, but we love his impurity."

Sayings. Macarius the Great. 24