Posts tagged “St Maximus”

Self-Control to Overcome our Passions

Fasting deals specifically with the passion of gluttony. We must however deal with all our passions and overcome them one by one. Fasting is the starting point to controlling the others. It is a fight that we must steadily engage in, by doing so we will gradually reduce them. Saint Maximus outlines four steps for this progress: The stopping of their appearance in sinful deeds––the obtaining of sinless in deed is the first dispassion Freedom from passionate thoughts caused by [...]