St. Maximos the Confessor: He who has genuinely renounced wordly things . ..Sayings from Saints, Elders, and Fathers, St. Maximos the Confessor / By Orthodox Church Quotes Leave a reply “He who has genuinely renounced worldly things, and lovingly and sincerely serves his neighbor, is soon set free from every passion and made a partaker of God’s love and knowledge.” – St Maximos the Confessor Related posts: St. John Damascene: These eight passions should be destroyed as follows . . . St. John of Kronstadt: . . . Christ taught us truth; the Devil teaches us falsehood, and strives in every way to contradict every truth . . . St. Maximos the Confessor: Cleanse your mind . . . St. Maximos the Confessor: Stop defiling your flesh . ..