Foaming In The Mouth

September 4, 2015 | A Word From the Desert

Hermit Monk A man possessed by the devil, who was foaming terribly at the mouth, struck a hermit-monk on the cheek. The old man turned and offered him the other. Then the devil, unable to bear the burning of humility, disappeared immediately.

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Artwork: Phyllis Nicoll