On Those Permitted by God to Test Us

maximus_the_confessorby St. Maximos the Confessor

Those permitted by God to test us either

  • inflame the desiring aspect of the soul, or
  • stir up its incensive power, or
  • darken its intelligence, or
  • envelop its body in pain, or
  • deprive us of bodily necessities.


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