Sunday, September 14, 2008

Saying of the Day

[This one from a desert Mother]

[Syncletica] also said, "We must arm ourselves in every way against the demons. For they attack us from outside, and they also stir us up from within; and the soul is then like a ship when great waves break over It, and at the same time it sinks because the hold is too full. We are just like that: we lose as much by the exterior faults we commit as by the thoughts inside us. So we must watch for the attacks of me that come from outside us, and also repel the interior onslaughts of our thoughts."

Sayings. Syncletica. 24