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St. Mark the Ascetic: Understand the words of Holy Scripture . . .

“Understand the words of Holy Scripture by putting them into practice, and do not fill yourself with conceit by elaborating on theoretical ideas.”

+ St. Mark the Ascetic, On the Spiritual Law Two Hundred Texts, The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 1)

St. Nikolai Velimirovic: In the man who only theorizes about faith . . .

Icon of St. Nikolai Velimirovich“In the man who only theorizes about faith, there is a great deal of room for the demon. But in the man who gives himself to sincere prayer and fasting, there is only the narrowest space for the demon, and he must flee from such a man.”

— St. Nikolai Velimirovic