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Elder Efraim of Arizona.Humble yourself and the Spirit of God will overshadow you.

  Humble yourself and reproach yourself. Do not justify yourself, even if you are absolutely right, for self-justification is not conducive to the healing of our spiritual illness.
   
  If you want to be fragrant, embrace a humble, simple, obedient, and meek spirit. Despise egotism as a stench and stupidity. You do very well to reproach yourself in everything. This path is most true to the Fathers. Yes, my child, implant this manner of life deeply within your dear little soul and you will benefit enormously.

From the book

Councels from the Holy mountain

Selected from the letters and homilies of Elder Efraim of Arizona

 

subm. no. 6

paragraphs: 19, 20, 21, 22 from pages 226-227

Selection of passages from the book by Silviu Podariu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elder Efraim of Arizona. Humble yourself and the Spirit of God will overshadow you.