We collect the brushwood

16 October 2021

Concerning the harm the devil can cause us, Saint Gregory the Theologian said: Don’t put the blame for all your sins on the hapless devil. We’re the ones who collect the brushwood and he sets fire to it. If there weren’t any brushwood, what sort of fire would the devil be able to light? It follows, then, that the devil can do us only as much harm as we allow him to. We’re the ones who give that right to him.

Dimitrios Panagopoulos