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dorotheos of gaza and abba arsenius

 Here (and here) is some great quote blogging about some desert wisdom from A Labrynthine Journey:

 Never separate yourself from the holy example of Christ, who said, “Learn of me for I am meek and humble of heart.” First make a point of acquiring a peaceful state of soul, so that correction is given not out of pretended righteousness or for the pleasure of rebuking, but as a duty performed for the sake of love and cleanness of heart. Building up your brother in this way, you shall hear a voice saying to you, “If you extract what is precious from what is unclean, you shall be compared to my own voice. (Jeremiah 15:19)” [Dorotheos of Gaza: Discourses and Sayings, Eric Wheeler, trans, Cistercian Publications, Kalamazoo, 1977, page 239]

More from The Sayings of the Desert Fathers (Benedicta Ward, trans, Cistercian Publications, 1975).

This one comes from Abba Arsenius who was originally a tutor in the Royal Court in Rome, then left it all for the solitude of the Egyptian desert.

A brother questioned Abba Arsenius to hear a word of him and the old man said to him, “Strive with all your might to bring your interior activity in accord with God, and you will overcome exterior passions.” [Arsenius Saying # 9, page 10]

Rev. Moris, I hope you don’t mind.  Your posts really mean a lot to me.


Methodist Blogroll in WordPress

Thanks to Jay Voohries at Only Wonder Understands, I can put the blogroll on my blog.

If you have had problems because WordPress will not accept javascript, try this:

“You CAN import the links into your blogroll via the OPML file, but this will require you to update every so often. Let me keep looking for an option, but the problem isn’t you, but how the WordPress hosted sites function.

To import the blogroll using the OPML file, do the following:
1) Click on the blogroll item in the menu.
2) Click on “import links”
3) Paste the following code into the field “Specify an opml url”:
4) Click on the import opml file button.”

h/t: jay…