St. Paisios’ definition of philotimo

Remember the Blessed Elder’s definition of philotimo: “The reverent distillation of goodness, the love shown by humble people, from which every trace of self has been filtered out. Their hearts are full of gratitude towards God and their fellow men; and out of spiritual sensitivity, they try to repay the slightest good others do for them.”

St. Paisios the Athonite

In this photo a monk cleans the floor at the olive press after some olive oil was spilt. He wears noise-canceling headphones because the sound in the room is quite loud.

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