Monday, January 6, 2014

Monday Morning in the Desert

The Desert Fathers teach us that fighting fire with fire is not always the best strategy when faced with harm:

"It was said of Abba John the Persian that when some evildoers came to harm
him, he took a basin and wanted to wash their feet.  But they were filled
with confusion, and began to do penance"

( From this online collection of sayings of the Desert Fathers: )

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