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An elderly Athonite monk said: We should not miss any chance to us to…

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may God stand
An elderly Athonite monk said: We should not miss any chance to us to
say the Jesus Prayer. We must not let our mind wander in vain things.
In saying the Jesus Prayer one's mind finds rest and joy. It is like
small children who for the whole day run around, shouting and playing
and hitting each other. But the one thing that gives them rest and
great joy is when at night they find themselves in their mother's arms.
This way also one's mind instead of being scattered about, ought to be
devoted to mental prayer.

from An Athonite Gerontikon
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