Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Therapeutic Scalpel

”The priest's stole is a planing instrument that planes and straightens out a person. It is a therapeutic scalpel that excises passions, and not a trowel for workaholics, or a symbol of power. It is a servant's apron intended for ministering to people, for providing therapy and salvation.”

- Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain