Abba Xanthias: “Therefore, let no-one boast of his good works”

This absolutely MUST be remembered at all times!

May the Lord grant it so.

Dover Beach

Andreas Pavias Icon of the Crucifixion, second half of 15th century egg tempera and gold on wood overall: 83.5 × 59 cm (32 7/8 × 23 1/4 in.) National Gallery, Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens Andreas Pavias Icon of the Crucifixion, second half of 15th century egg tempera and gold on wood overall: 83.5 × 59 cm (32 7/8 × 23 1/4 in.) National Gallery, Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens

“The thief was on the cross and he was justified by just one word; and Judas who was counted in the number of the apostles lost all his labor in just one night and fell from heaven to hell. Therefore, let no-one boast of his good works, for all those who trust in themselves fall.” – Abba Xanthias, The Sayings Of the Desert Fathers

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