Sin is a blazing fire

Sin is a blazing fire. The less fuel you give it, the faster it dies down; the more you feed it, the more it burns.

Whoever does not voluntarily withdraw himself from the causes of the passions is involuntarily drawn away by sin. These are the causes of sin: wine, women, riches, and robust health of body. Not that by their nature these things are sins, but that nature readily inclines towards the sinful passions on their account, and for this reason man must guard himself against them with great care.

Based on St. Mark the Ascetic, St. Isaac the Syrian

This photo depicts a moment from the great fire at Monoxilitis, near Hilandari Monastery, in 2012.

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