15 February 2015


Do not let only your mouth fast, but also the eye, the ear, and the feet, and the hands, and all the members of our bodies. Let the hands fast, by being free of avarice. Let the feet fast, by ceasing to run after sins. Let the eye fast, by disciplining them not to glare at that which is sinful… Let the ear fast, by not listening to evil talk and gossip. Let the mouth fast from foul words and unjust criticisms. For what good is it if we abstain from fowl and fishes, but bite and devour our brothers? The Great Fast has no advantage to us unless it brings about our spiritual renewal.
—  St. John Chyrsostom

Upward and onward,

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