Thursday, January 19, 2012

Something to consider...

"St. Poeman the Great relates that a certain monk, carried away by zeal, was subjected to the following temptation.  He saw another monk lying with a woman.  For a long time he wrestled with the thought that urged him to stop them from sinning.  At last he gave them a kick with his foot shouting: 'Stop it!'  Suddenly he realized that it was only two sheaves of palm branches." - Counsels For the Spiritual Life of Monks


  1. I love the Desert Fathers. Merton's collection of their sayings is my favorite.


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