Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Abba Zosimas would take whatever he could find - whether a nail or some thread, or anything else of insignificant value - and say: "Who would ever fight or argue over this; or else, who would keep a grudge or be afflicted over this? Unless it be someone who has truly lost his mind. Therefore, a person of God, who is progressing and advancing, should consider the whole world as this nail, even if that person actually possesses the entire world. For, as I always like to say, 'It is not possessing something that is harmful, but being attached to it.' "