Church Fathers Speak

St. John of the Ladder, 24.4

Posted on: August 27th, 2018

Meekness is an unchanging state of mind, which both in honour and dishonour remains the same.  Meekness consists in praying sincerely and undisturbedly [sic] in the face of afflictions from one's neighbour.  Meekness is a cliff rising from the sea of irritability, against which all the waves that strive against it break, but which is itself never broken.

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