Saint Pambo of Nitria on Pity

St. Pambo of Nitria

St. Pambo of Nitria

Abba Theodore of Pherme asked Abba Pambo, “Give me a word.” With much difficulty he said to him, “Theodore, go and have pity on all, for through pity, one finds freedom of speech before God.”

* This excerpt is from “The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection” translaed by Benedicta Ward


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