Spiritual Message of the Day 16/2

“Do not try to avoid the fullers. Let them beat, trample, stretch and smooth; and your garments will be all the brighter.” – St Evagrius Ponticus, On Prayer

“When buying or selling you can hardly avoid sin. So, in either case, be sure you lose a little in the transaction. Do not haggle about the price from love of gain, and so indulge in actions harmful to the soul – quarreling, lying, shifting your ground and so on – thus bringing our way of life into disrepute.” – St Evagrius Ponticus, On Asceticism and Stillness in the Solitary Life