Sunday, January 28, 2007

In the Heart of the Desert

I've started a new book, but this isn't one that I can gulp down in the evening. It's called "In the Heart of the Desert: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers" by John Chryssavgis. The stories of how the sayings came to be collected are good and the sayings themselves are giving me food for thought. Readers may be hearing more quotes for awhile from this book.

The definition of hypocrisy that I posted earlier this morning strikes clearly at the problem. It's when we call others on what we ourselves are doing. And that was just from one page. Many of the books I read are like a good beer - you can drink it in one gulp. This book is like a good wine - each sip is to be savored.

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