Thoughts

H/T: Fr. Ted’s blog (here):

“Even more importantly, thoughts are also a means of communication with God. As Clement of Alexandria put it, ‘the thoughts of the saints cleave not only the air, but also the entire world.’ Saint John of Karpathos mentions the example of the hemorrhaging woman in the Gospel who received healing because of her thought, ‘If I can but touch the hem of his garment, I shall be healed.’ Given the soteriological importance of the thoughts, man’s most deadly enemy is his own mind, for his thoughts are voluntary, but their outcome is involuntary.”

Fr. Alexis Trader, Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy

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