Thursday, June 9, 2011

No Boasting

“Abba Xanthias said, ‘The thief was on the cross and he was justified by a single word; and Judas who was counted among the number of the Apostles lost all his labor in one single night and descended from heaven to hell. Therefore, let no one boast of his good works, for all those who trust in themselves fall.’

- from the sayings of the desert fathers