Rosa Mystica: A Commonplace Book

Rosa Mystica: A Commonplace Book

Abba Moses: Fasting "makes the soul humble"

Someone asked Moses, “What good is fasting?” The old man said, “It makes the soul humble. For it is written, Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins (Psalm 25:18). So if the soul gives itself all this hardship, God will have mercy on it.”

The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers