Philokalia

Philokalia

Monday, February 25, 2013

Chastening the Body to Glorify the Nous

‎"You O struggler and imitator of Christ's suffering, fight within yourself, that you may be deemed worthy of tasting His glory. For if we suffer with Him, then we are glorified with Him. The nous is not glorified with Jesus, if the body does not suffer with Christ. He therefore who disdains human glory is deemed worthy of the glory of God and his body is glorified with his soul."  (St. Isaac the Syrian)