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St. Gregory Palamas: Why did [the Prodigal Son] not set off at once instead of a few days after? - Orthodox Church Quotes
“And not many days after,” it says, “the younger son gather all together, and took his journey into a far country” (Luke 15:13). Why did [the Prodigal Son] not set off at once instead of a few days after? The evil prompter, the devil, does not simultaneously suggest to us that we should do what …