Friday, December 26, 2014

Battling the demons ( Evagrios the Solitary )

Of the demons opposing us in the practice of the ascetic life, there are three groups who fight in the front line. Those entrusted with the appetites of gluttony, those who suggest avaricious thoughts, and those who incite us to seek the esteem of men.

All the other demons follow behind and in their turn attack those already wounded by the first three groups.

Evagrios the Solitary