Orthodox Thought for the Day


Friday, August 22, 2014

Blessed simplicity

Good and blessed is that simplicity which some have by nature, but better is that which has been goaded out of wickedness by hard work.  The former is protected from much complexity and the passions, while the latter is the gateway to the greatest humility and meekness.  There is not much reward for the one and no end of reward for the other.

If you wish to draw the Lord to you, approach Him as disciples to a master, in all simplicity, openly, honestly, without duplicity, without idle curiosity.  He is simple and uncompounded.  And He wants the souls that come to Him to be simple and pure.  Indeed you will never see simplicity separated from humility. 

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