Saturday, February 11, 2012

St Nilus of Sinai quote

"Even if you already appear to be with God, beware the demon of fornication; for it has great fascination and is full of cunning, constantly trying to overcome the transport of your sober mind and to draw it away from God, even as you stand before God with reverence and fear." 
St. Nilus of Sinai

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2 comments:

Barbara Schoeneberger said...

Very interesting. He specifically mentions fornication, not gluttony or any other sin of bodily pleasures. It goes to the heart of who we are as humans and the purpose of marriage. If the demon can make us consider another human being as an object of self-gratification he destroys the love of neighbor in us which is the quickest route to hell.

Athanasius contra mundum said...

Wow! That gives me a whole new perspective on this quote!