Saturday, October 9, 2010

Universal antidote

"If the poison of pride is swelling up in you,
turn to the Eucharist; and that Bread,
which is your God humbling and disguising Himself,
will teach you humility.
If the fever of selfish greed rages in you,
feed on this Bread; and you will learn generosity.
If the cold wind of coveting withers you,
hasten to the Bread of Angels;
and charity will come to blossom in your heart.
If you feel the itch of intemperance,
nourish yourself with the Flesh and Blood of Christ,
Who practiced self-control during His earthly life;
and you will become temperate.
If you are lazy and sluggish about spiritual things,
strengthen yourself with this heavenly Food;
and you will grow fervent.
Lastly, if you feel scorched by the fever of impurity,
go to the banquet of the Angels;
and the spotless Flesh of Christ will make you pure and chaste."

St. Cyril of Alexandria

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