St. Thalassios the Libyan: If you are not willing to repent through freely choosing to suffer . . .

Icon of St. Thalassios the Libyan“If you are not willing to repent through freely choosing to suffer, unsought sufferings will providentially be imposed on you.”

“On Love, Self-Control and Life in Accordance with the Intellect,” 2.75, The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 2)