Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wisdom from the Fathers - Abba Sisoes

An encouraging word from one of the Desert Fathers
A brother confessed to Abba Sisoes.
"I fell, Father. What am I to do now?"
"Get up," said the Holy Elder, with his usual simplicity.
"I got up, Abba, but I fell into that cursed sin again," the brother confessed with great sorrow.
"And what's stopping you from getting up again?"
"For how long?" the brother replied
" Until death finds you either falling or rising. Is it written, "wherever I find you there shall I judge you?" the Elder explained. Only pray to God that during your last moment you will be found upright in holy repentance."
With thanks to Hieromonk Joshua for sharing this. 

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