Friday, October 23
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Saying from Amma Syncletica

Christianity, Religion, Spirituality
She also said, "It is dangerous for anyone to teach who has not first been trained in the 'practical' life.  For if someone who owns a ruined house receives guests there, harm is done because of the dilapidation of the dwelling.  It is the same in the case of someone who has not first built an interior dwelling; loss is caused to those who come.  By words one may convert them to salvation, but by evil behavior, one injures them." ~Amma Syncletica, Desert Mother The Forgotten Desert Mothers, Laura Swan, Paulist Press, 2001, p. 52

Saying from Amma Syncletica

Spirituality
She also said, "Imitate the publican, and you will not be condemned with the Pharisee.  Choose the meekness of Moses and you will find your heart which is a rock changed into a spring of water." ~Amma Syncletica, Desert Mother The Forgotten Desert Mothers, Laura Swan, Paulist Press, 2001, p. 52

Saying from Amma Sarah

Spirituality
It is good to give alms for people's sake.  Even if it is done only to please others, through it one can begin to seek to please God. ~Amma Sarah, Desert Mother The Forgotten Desert Mothers, Laura Swan, Paulist Press, 2001, p. 40