The Demon of Avarice

“The demon of avarice…is extraordinarily complex and is baffling in his deceits.  He pretends to be a steward and a lover of the poor…he makes us mentally visit prisons in the city and ransom those on sale as slaves.  After deceiving the soul…he engulfs it in avaricious thoughts and then hands it over to the […]

Keeping a Watch on our Senses

“’Take heed, lest your hearts be overwhelmed with debauchery and drunkenness and the cares of this life’ (cf Luke 21:34)…stand guard, then, over your heart and keep a watch on your senses.”- St. Isaiah the Solitary, On Guarding the Intellect: Twenty-Seven Texts (Pg 24, 12th text) When St. Isaiah refers to guarding our hearts and […]