Beware of Passionate Attachments

“BEWARE of passionate attachments to the world. Although they deceive you with peace and comfort, they are so fleeting that you do not notice how you are deprived of them, and in their place come sorrow, longing, despondency, and no comfort whatsoever.”
Saint Leo of Optina, Living Without Hypocrisy,
Spiritual Counsels of the Holy Elders of Optina,, p. 81

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Author: frphoti

I am an Orthodox Priest trying hard to balance life and work. I paint Icons on commission as well.

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