Warfare of the mind….

From St. Pachomius (Pachomian Koinonia III; Cistercian Publications pg. 14):

“When a thought oppresses you, do not be downhearted, but put up with it in courage, saying, ‘They swarmed around me closer and closer, but I drove them back in the name of the Lord’ (Ps. 118:11). Divine help will arrive at your side immediately, and you will drive them away from you, and courage will compass you round about, and the glory of God will walk with you; and ‘you will be filled to your soul’s desire’ (Isa. 58:11).”

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Orthodox Christian, father of three, husband of the most wonderful woman in the world. Navy vet.
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