Macarius the Great
- Abba Macarius was met on the road by the devil, who struck him repeated with a scythe, to no avail. The devil finally exclaimed, What is your power, Macarius, that makes me powerless against you? all that you do, I do too. You fast, so do I; you keep vigil, and I do not sleep at all. In one thing only do you beat me. When Abba Macarius asked what that could be, the devil replied, Your humility.
Because of that I can do nothing against you.�
Macarius the Great, Macarius the Spiritbearer
- Do not judge others, for this alone will intercede for us during the judgement before God.
Macarius the Great, Living Without Hypocrisy