St Porphyrios: Garden of Your Soul

“When the garden of your soul is full of thistles (i.e. passions), do not try to uproot them, for as long as you concern yourself with them you will always end up being injured and infected by germs. Concentrate all your energy on the flowers of your soul, water them and then the thistles will wither themselves. And the best flower of all is your love for Christ. If you water this and it grows, all the thistles will die off.” – St Porphyrios

"When the garden of your soul is full of thistles, do not try to uproot them, for as long as you concern yourself with them you will always end up being injured and infected by germs..." - St Porphyrios

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