Friday, November 14, 2008

Saying of the Day

[Abba Cassian] also said, "There was a distinguished official who had renounced everything and distributed his goods to the poor/ He kept a little bit for his persona; use beacuse he did not want to accept the humiliation that comes from total renunciation, nor did he sincerely want to submit to the rule of the monastery. Saint Basil said to him, 'You have lost your senatorial rank without becoming a monk.'"

Sayings. Cassian 7

Note: This saying applies to us when we commit half-heartedly to our vocation or any other holy calling. But it also applies to the sinner who might "cut back" on certain sins, but not repent whole-heartedly. The effect of this is all loss and no gain, so to speak.