Monday, April 2, 2012

Quote of the Week - Ignatius Brainchaninov


"The wave of evil roaring out of a dark sea upon mankind is beyond human power to stop.  The best Christians can hope for is avoidance.  So do not attempt to stop it with your weak hand.  Avoid it, protect yourself from it, and that is enough for you.  Get to know the spirit of the times, study it so that you can avoid its influence whenever possible."  -- St. Ignatius Brainchaninov

2 comments:

George Patsourakos said...

Man does not have the power to stop evil, but he can -- and should -- avoid evil whenever he sees it.

Alice Linsley said...

Very true. May God grant us grace to take this advice to heart.