Contemplation

by Scott D. Hendricks

1. Abba Theonas said, ‘When we turn our spirit from the contemplation of God, we become the slaves of carnal passions.’

~ from The Sayings of the Desert Fathers

Benedicta Ward, trans., The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: the alphabetical collection (Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 1975), 80.