Blue Creek Trail

Sayings of the Desert Fathers

The Sayings of the Desert Fathers is one of my favorite books. I read somewhere that if we have to choose between reading the scriptures and the Sayings of the Desert Fathers we should choose the latter because they are not quite so dangerous.

Over the next several posts I will offer a few of my favorite excerpts from the Sayings and my own thoughts about them. But you may find them every bit as dangerous as the scriptures. I certainly do.

If you have never heard of the Apophthegmata Patrum you can learn about it here.

I hope you will join me.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.

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Moving from Image to Likeness

We are born with the Image of God imprinted upon us. But we have to be remade into the Likeness of God – and these are two very different things. The former we are born with, the latter will take us an eternity to obtain. The former is something we are, the latter is something we are to become. The former is given to us at no cost, the latter will cost us everything.