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Elder Efraim of Arizona. Humility

  May true and genuine humble-mindedness increase in your soul, through which the fruit of the soul is preserved. Satan tries to make those who struggle forget their goal. He succeeds in doing so if he can make them grow proud so that they think it was by their own progress and forcefulness that they acquired this or that virtue. In this way, the labor remains without a reward—a struggle without hope, work without pay.

 

From the book

Councels from the Holy mountain

Selected from the letters and homilies of Elder Efraim of Arizona

 

Selection of passages from the book by Silviu Podariu 

subm. no. 7

paragraphs: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 from pages 232-233

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elder Efraim of Arizona. Humility