It harms everyone

2 October 2021

Negligence is like a drought that doesn’t let anything grow. Vainglory affects those who’ve borne some fruit, who’ve made some progress, but negligence harms everybody. It hinders those who want to make a start and stops those who’ve made some progress. It doesn’t allow the ignorant to learn and it prevents the return of those who’ve gone astray. It doesn’t let people who’ve fallen to get up and, in general is a total disaster for all those who are in thrall to it.

Saint Iosif the Hesychast