Thoughts for Thursday

Amma Theodora was asked about the
conversation one hears. “If one is habitually
listening to secular speech, how can one yet
live for God alone, as you suggest?” She said,
“Just as when you are sitting at table and
there are many courses, you take some but
without pleasure, so when secular
conversations come your way, have your heart turned towards God, and thanks to this
disposition, you will hear them without
pleasure, and they will not do you any harm.”

 

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