St. Maximos the Confessor: Stop defiling your flesh . . .

Icon of St. Maximos the Confessor“Stop defiling your flesh with shameful deeds and polluting your soul with wicked thoughts; then the peace of God will descend upon you and bring you love.”

+ St. Maximos the Confessor, Four Hundred Texts on Love 1.44, The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 2)