A Proud Man

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As the flame always rises upwards, especially if the burning matter is poked and turned ; so the heart of a vain man cannot become humble. As soon as you say something to him for his own good, his heart exalts itself more and more ; if he is denounced and admonished, he argues heatedly ; if he is praised and welcomed, he puffs himself up still more.
St. Symeon the New Theologian, Practical and Theological Precepts, The Philokalia

Author: frphoti

I am an Orthodox Priest trying hard to balance life and work. I paint Icons on commission as well. Blog updated every Monday with occasional random posts

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