The Desert Fathers on the Next Step

“Lot went to Joseph and said, ‘Abba, as far as I can, I keep a moderate rule, with a little fasting, and prayer, and meditation, and quiet: and as far as I can I try to cleanse my heart of evil thoughts. What else should I do?’ Then the hermit stood up and spread out his hands to heaven, and his finger shone like ten flames of fire, and he said, ‘If you will, you can become all flame.’”

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  1. what a flamer

  2. In a snarky mood today…

    What does he hope to get from 4 Sweedes who were a hit during Disco Days?

    Just strange.

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