Know One’s Own Measure

12 September 2015 | A Word From the Desert

Virtue Without Labour

An old man said, “The reason why we do not make progress is because we do not know our own measure, and therefore we do not persevere in the work we undertake because we want to acquire virtue without labour.”

Sayings of the Desert Fathers
Artwork: Phyllis Nicoll

~  Everything that lives and that breathes gives praise to the Lord  ~

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