Elder Efraim of Arizona-Love, Humility and Others




  I pray your soul is in good health, for when it is healthy, it has patience in afflictions,
it has self-denial with the body and in its thoughts; and it fears neither illnesses nor
selfish thoughts. When the soul is healthy, it has love within itself; it does not
scandalize others; it endures a brother’s harsh words; it does not expose his faults in
public; it always has something good to say about his brother; it gives way in quarrels
and escapes having bitter thoughts and distress. When the soul is healthy, it does
not get angry, complain, talk back, murmur, disobey; it does not follow its own whims,
and it does so many other things indicative of spiritual health. This health is what I
seek from you; this is what I advise; for this do I pray.

subm. no. 9
paragraphs: 11-14 from pages 247-248



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






Love, Humility and Others