Friday, March 6, 2009

Great Lent - The Fifth Day: Closing the Mouth

Dear Parish Faithful,

GREAT LENT - The Fifth Day

You need a spiritual pilgrimage.
Begin by closing your mouth.

Never look down on anyone.
You do not know whether the spirit of God
prefers to dwell in you or in them.

Never pass judgment on anyone, for any cause.
Never do evil to anyone.
Discipline yourself and purge yourself
from material and spiritual evil.
Cultivate a modest and gentle heart.
If you can do all these things
and see only your own faults, not those of others,
the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
will be with you abundantly.

~ Sayings of the Egyptian Fathers

Fr. Steven

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