The base of the active life

The Fathers state that the active life consists in two virtues of the most general kind: in fasting and obedience. And rightly, for the first destroys sensuality, and the other reinforces this destruction with humility. That is why mourning also has a double power, for it destroys sin and produces humility.

Based on St. John of the Ladder

In this photo a monk is travelling on the footpath from Vatopaidi to Pantokrator. 2-3 hours on foot in a very nice environment.