Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Road of Humility

Dear Parish Faithful

Great Lent - The Thirty-second Day

From St. John Klimakos ("of the Ladder" - + c. 650)

The angel Lucifer fell from heaven
solely on account of one passion -
his pride.
It makes me wonder whether it is possible
to rise up to heaven
solely on the strength of humility.

If you cannot avoid grave lapses,
because of bodily weakness,
you must take the road of
and all its qualities,
for there is no other road
that will lead you back to salvation.

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