Advent Calendar 2006

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Day Ten : 12th December

12 December 2006

Advent week two: PEACE

and from: The Wisdom of the Desert:
Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth Century

translated and introduced by Thomas Merton


Once two brothers were sitting with Abbot Poemen and one praised the other brother saying: He is a good brother who hates evil. The old man said: What do you mean, he hates evil? And the brother did not know what to reply. So he said: Tell me, Father, what is it to hate evil? The Father said: That man hates evil who hates his own sins, and looks upon every brother as a saint, and loves him as a saint.