How is it that my soul loves impurity? – Apophthegmata Patrum

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A brother asked an elder, “How is it that my soul loves impurity?” The elder said to him, “The soul desires the passions, but it is the Spirit of God who takes it in hand. We should weep over our own sins and impurities. Did you notice how the Lord called down to Mary when she stooped down at the sepulcher and wept [cf. Jn 20:1-16]? That is how it will be for the soul.

[Apopthegmata Patrum]

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