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:: Thursday, February 12, 2004 ::

Prayer and Silence

I love this line from Fr. Dn. John's new book on the desert fathers:

Prayer conditions our works, silence conditions our words.

Then this classic from the Fathers: "Abba Theophilus, the archbishop of Alexandria, came to Scetis one day. The brothers who were assembled said to Abba Pambo: 'Say something to the archbishop, so that he may be edified.' The old man said to them: 'If he is not edified by my silence, then he will not be edified by my words.'"

:: Karl :: 5:56:00 PM [Link] ::

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