KJV Bible Verse of the Day

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Troubled Thoughts





He who goes out weeping, bearing
the seed for sowing, shall come home
with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
Psalm 126:6


A brother questioned Abba Poemen in this way, 'My thoughts trouble me, making me put my sins aside, and concern myself with my brother's faults'. The old man told him the following story about Abba Dioscorus (the monk), 'In his cell he wept over himself, while his disciple was sitting in another cell. When the latter came to see the old man he asked him, "Father, why are you weeping?" "I am weeping over my sins," the old man answered him. Then his disciple said, "You do not have any sins, Father." The old man replied, "Truly, my child, if I were allowed to see my sins, three or four men would not be enough to weep for them."

Abba Dioscorus



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