Saint Barsanuphius the Great on False Zeal

Saints Barsanuphius the Great & John the Prophet

Saints Barsanuphius the Great & John the Prophet

When anyone is disturbed or saddened under the pretext of a good and soul-profiting matter, and is angered against his neighbour, it is evident that this is not according to God: for everything that is of God is peaceful and useful and leads a man to humility and to judging himself.

* This excerpt is from “120 Wise Sayings of Holy Fathers”

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