Let Us Always Hold God Near

“Prayer is beautiful, making distinct for the soul a notion of God. And the indwelling good is this — holding God settled in oneself through the memory. We thus become temples of God whenever the continuity of our memory is not interrupted by earthly worries and whenever the mind is not disturbed by unforeseen passions. The lover of God, escaping all this, retreats to God, driving out the passions that summon him to lack of self-control, and spends his time in the practices which work toward virtue.” St. Basil the Great, Epistle 2, Chapter 4,

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