Sunday, March 30, 2014

Gladdening Sorrow

The Ladder of Divine Ascent (source)
Keep a firm hold of the blessed gladdening sorrow of holy compunction, and do not stop working at it until it raises you high above the things of this world, and presents you pure to Christ.
-St. John of the Ladder

Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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