The usually library-related musings of an academic librarian, father, writer and Orthodox Christian, when he finds the time in between trips into the stacks to look for books to read.
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