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Maximos the Confessor: “The patient endurance of the saints”

2 August 2018

Maximos the Confessor

“The patient endurance of the saints exhausts the evil power that attacks them, since it makes them glory in sufferings undergone for the sake of the truth. It teaches those too much concerned with a life in the flesh to deepen themselves through such sufferings instead of pursuing ease and comfort; and it makes the flesh’s natural weakness in the endurance of suffering a foundation for overwhelming spiritual power. For the natural weakness of the saints is precisely such a foundation, since the Lord has made their weakness stronger than the proud devil.”

Saint Maximos the Confessor

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  1. Chip Prehn permalink
    2 August 2018 11:01 am

    Sure appreciate these quotations from the Fathers and others. It’s an excellent way to communicate important information and intentions without too much reading to do. Thank you and God bless you. cp

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