Mihai Caragiu - Professor of Mathematics, Ohio Northern University
June 12, 2013
Wisdom of the desert fathers: Abba Poimen
A young monk sadly said the following to the
holy Poimen: "My body, Abba, has been weakened by ascetic practices, but
my passions do not yield." "The passions, my child," answered the
wise Father, "are similar to tough thorns; in uprooting them, your hands
of necessity bleed."