Chapter 81

On Avoiding Distractions

CHRIST. My son, you must needs be ignorant of many things: so consider yourself as dead and crucified to the whole world. (Col.3:3; Gal.6:14)

THE DISCIPLE. Lord, to what a pass have we come? We grieve over a worldly loss; we labor and hustle to gain some small profit, forgetting the harm to our souls and seldom recalling it. We attend to matters of little or no value and neglect those of the greatest importance. For when a man devotes all his energies to matierial affairs, he rapidly becomes immersed in them, unless he quickly recovers his senses.

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