Monday, September 22, 2008

Saying of the Day

One of the Fathers asked Abba Sisoes, "If I am sitting in the desert and a barbarian comes to kill me and if I am stronger than he, shall I kill?"

The old man said to him, "No, leave him to God. In fact, whatever the trial is which comes to a man, let him say, 'This has happened to me because of my sins,' and if something good comes, say, 'It is through the providence of God.'"

Sayings. Sisoes. 34


  1. Rev. Eric J Brown said...

    You should culturally update these - like, "If I am driving through Lahoma a cop tried to pull me over, if my car is faster should I just out run him."

    Remember, be culturally relevant!