Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dispassion engenders love,;
hope in God engenders dispassion,
and patience and forbearance engender hope in God;
these in turn are the product of complete self-control,
which itself springs from fear of God.
 Fear of God is the result of faith in God.1

1St. Maximos the Confessor, d. AD 662, “First Century on Love,” The Philokalia, vol 2, p. 53, Faber and Faber, 1981, London

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