Daily Archives: July 10, 2013

Focus and Peace

ArseniusAbba Arsenius used to say that a monk travelling abroad should not get involved in anything; thus he will remain in peace. 

—sayings of the Desert Fathers


Once again, we come to the importance of focus on the Christian journey. Though the words may seem harsh, and the suggestion of Abba Arsenius   contradictory of the gospel, it is essential to doing a good work. The idea of non – involvement while on mission may seem somewhat confusing to us. However, it is the heart of the single-mindedness of a fully devoted follower of Christ. As you travel the roads of this life make sure you don’t forget that the most important task you can have is remaining at peace.


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