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A brother said to Abba Poemen, "If I fall into a shameful sin, my…

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may God stand
A brother said to Abba Poemen, "If I fall into a shameful sin, my
conscience devours and accuses me, saying, 'Why have you fallen?'" The
old man said to him, "At the moment when a man goes astray, if he says,
'I have sinned,' immediately the sin ceases."
  • Thank heaven for the sayings of the Desert Fathers... How comforting those words are...

    *tender robed embrace*
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