Church Fathers Speak

St. John of the Ladder

Posted on: September 10th, 2016

Whoever has become a servant of the Lord fears only his Master.  But whoever is without the fear of God is often afraid of his own shadow.  Fearfulness is the daughter of unbelief.  A proud soul is the slave of fear; hoping in itself, it comes to such a state that it is startled by a small noise, and is afraid of the dark.


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