Friday, October 31, 2008

Saying of the Day

Abba Ammonas was asked, "What is the 'narrow and hard way?'" (Matt. 7:14)

He replied, "The 'narrow and hard way' is this, to control your thoughts, and to strip yourself of your own will, for the sake of God. This is also the meaning of the sentence, 'Lo, we have left everything and followed you.'" (Matt. 19:27)

Sayings. Ammonas. 11