Toil, humility and unceasing prayer acquire Jesus – Apophthegmata Patrum

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A brother asked an elder, “Tell me, Father, how am I to acquire Jesus?” He said, “Toil, humility and unceasing prayer acquire Jesus. All the holy ones were saved by these three activities from beginning to end. Repose, one’s own will and self-justification are impediments in the monk’s salvation; nearly all who are lost are lost through these.”

[Apophthegmata Patrum]

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