Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Saying of the Desert Christians: Abba Isidore 1


(Abba Isidore) said, 'When I was younger and remained in my cell I set no limit to prayer; the night was for me as much the time of prayer as the day.'

Some thoughts:

This is interesting. When he was younger, Isidore says. He would pray at night and during the day. Did he advocate this? Or is he saying that now that he is older he can't pray like that? Or does he think that in his youth he was carried away?

I know in my youth I thought nothing of staying up all night and still be raring to go throughout the whole next day. I wouldn't do that now nor would I recommend it to anyone.


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