by Saint Nektarios
In his letter to Nun Eusebia, we are offered a unique and intimate glimpse into St Nektarios' role as a spiritual father. Here the saint uses his extensive knowledge and wisdom to encourage his spiritual daughter along the monastic path she has chosen to walk. Nevertheless, these lessons are equally beneficial to Christians living in the world, yet desire to grow in their love and devotion to God.
"The dangers which come from the desires of the heart, the considerations thereof, are as enormous as those from the thoughts of the mind because they are treacherous. The sources of different desires, considerations, and thoughts are the works of the hand and the works of the mind; the impulses of the nous and the impulses of the heart. As it were, the sources of the material and spiritual world are insufficient, and oftentimes they spring from external suggestions."
About the Author: Saint Nektarios the Wonderworker (1846–1920) has become one of the most well-known and much beloved Orthodox Christian saints of the contemporary age since his saintly glorification in 1961. Born in Selymbria in the Ottoman Empire, he was educated in Constantinople and in Athens. At the age of thirty, he was tonsured a monk and given the name 'Nektarios' on the island of Chios and then ordained as a deacon three years later.
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