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Elder Efraim of Arizona : Silence

  We have so much material offered by the devil, the world, and our carelessness to talk about idly, so many events and stories that are taking place and will take place, that we have plenty to occupy ourselves with; while “the one thing needful,” to approach God through prayer, we have laid aside. Our need for this spiritual turning to God is so urgent that nothing else should preoccupy us other than how to be close to God by means of prayer and holy thoughts, which also greatly help us achieve this goal.

From the book

Councels from the Holy mountain

Selected from the letters and homilies of Elder Efraim of Arizon

subm. no. 12

paragraphs: 7-12 from pages 212-214

 

 Selection of passages from the book by Silviu Podariu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elder Efraim of Arizona : Silence