Glory to God for All Things

Going Up the Ladder

From St. John Climacus’ The Ladder: A silly person feels hurt when accused or shouted at. He tries to answer back or else at once apologizes to his accuser, not for reasons of humility but to put a stop to his reproaches. In fact you should be silent when ridiculted. Accept patiently these spiritual cauterizations, or rather, purifying flames. And … Continue reading

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