by Scott D. Hendricks

If anyone wishes to present to the Lord a pure body and a clean heart, he must persevere in freedom from anger and in chastity. All our work is useless if we lack these.

~ St. John Climacus

John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, trans. Colm Luibheid and Norman Russell (Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1982), 249.