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St. Neilos the Ascetic: . . .Rivalry over material possessions has made us forget . . . - Orthodox Church Quotes
So we no longer pursue plainness and simplicity of life. We no longer value stillness, which helps to free us from past defilement, but prefer a whole host of things which distract us uselessly from our true goal. Rivalry over material possessions has made us forget the counsel of the Lord, who urged us to …