Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Temptation is beneficial only to those that endure it without agitation ( Abba Dorotheus )
Temptation is beneficial only to those that endure it without agitation. For example, when some type of temptation disturbs us, don’t be agitated, because agitation arises from senselessness and pride, and from the fact that by not knowing our spiritual composition, we avoid the ordeal of self-denial. That’s why we don’t succeed in our spiritual life, because we don’t know our spiritual dimension and have insufficient patience, yet want to become creators of good deeds without effort.