Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Abba Sisoes the Great, July 6

Today, we commemorate Abba Sisoes the Great, monk of the 4th century desert. Here is a wise word from Abba Sisoes:

Abba Sisoes expressed himself freely one day, saying, 'Have confidence: for thirty years I have not prayed to God about my faults, but I have made this prayer to him: "Lord Jesus, save me from my tongue," and until now every day, I fall because of it, and commit sin.'

#5, p. 213, Sayings of the Desert Fathers, Benedicta Ward, Cistercian, 1984.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Father. I'll use this one daily.