Friday, April 01, 2011

Beware of Wearing the "Elder Badge"

I once saw an inexperienced disciple who used to boast in certain quarters about the achievement of his teacher. He imagined that in this way he would win glory for himself from another's harvest. But he only got a bad name for himself, for everyone put this question concerning him, "How then could a good tree grow such a dead branch?" St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

The corresponding Orthograph HERE


John S. Bell said...

Yes, I'm being a jerk, but since I've read about humble people, it's o.k., really it is.

Apophatically Speaking said...