When I Fall

August 28, 2015 | A Word From the Desert

Monk fall
A monk looking for some guidance and encouragement went to Abba Sisoius and asked:
‘What am I to do since I have fallen?’
The Abba replied ‘Get up!’
‘I did get up but I fell again.’
‘Get up again.’
‘I did, but I must admit that I fell once again.  What should I do?’
‘Do not fall down without getting back up.’

Sayings of the Desert Fathers
Artwork: Phyllis Nicoll