Charity & Humility

BESTILL JPEGAn old man was asked, ‘How can I find God?’ He said, ‘In fasting, in watching, in labours, in devotion, and above all, in discernment. I tell you, many have injured their bodies without discernment and have gone away from us having achieved nothing. Our mouths smell bad through fasting, we know the Scriptures by heart, we can recite all the psalms of David, but we have not that which God seeks: charity and humility.’

— From The Sayings of the Desert Fathers

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