Old Monk on Having Heart

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Novice: I have completed my degree in theology and mastered philosophy. Old Monk: What does all your learning and study gain you? You need “heart”. Novice: How do I attain “heart”? Old Monk: By much learning and study.   [Read more...]

Old Monk on Stability

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Stability means “God is not elsewhere.” [Read more...]

Old Monk on Submission

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The prayer at the heart of prayer: “Thy Will be Done.” [Read more...]

Old Monk on Obedience

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If you cannot obey your superior in Christ in the Church, why do you imagine that you will be able to obey Christ himself when he calls? [Read more...]

Old Monk on Theosis

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Novice: I have said my prayers, fasted, fed the poor and kept the vigil. What more must I do? Old Monk: (stands up with hands raised, from his fingertips spurt flames of fire and with eyes blazing) Why not become a living flame of love? [Read more...]

Old Monk on Fearing God

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Novice: Should I fear God or Love God? Old Monk: You should fear His love. [Read more...]


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