Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers


...intemperance and attachment to things cause torrents of passions to flood the soil of the heart and deposit there all the mud and filth of thoughts, thus confusing the mind, darkening the heart and weighing down the body. In the heart and the soul they produce negligence, darkness and death and deprive them of the feeling and disposition natural to them. St. Gregory of Sinai (Texts on Commandments and Dogmas no. 105)

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