Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers


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176. If it is your task to give spiritual instruction and you are disobeyed, grieve inwardly but do not be outwardly upset. For if you grieve, you will not share the guilt of the person who disobeys you; but if you are upset you will be tested by the same temptations as he is. REF:Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779

177. When you are explaining things, do not conceal what is relevant to the needs of those present. You should discuss explicitly whatever is seemly, but refer less explicitly to what is hard to accept. REF:Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779

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