Mark the Ascetic
- There is a breaking of the heart which is gentle and makes it deeply penitent, and there is a breaking of the heart which is violent and harmful, shattering it completely.Mark the Ascetic
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- It is not possible for the mind to be quiet unless the body is quiet also,, nor is it possible to tear down the wall between them without contemplative quiet and prayer.
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- If you will always remember in accordance with the Gospel that " His judgements are in all the earth’ (Psalm 105:7), then every occasion will be a teacher to you in acquiring knowledge of God.Mark the Ascetic______________________________
- Even though knowledge is true, it is still not firmly established if unaccompanied by works. For everything is established by being put into practice.