The seed of the evil one

Parents and teachers, take great care not to allow your children to become capricious. When they grow up, they’ll complain that you spoiled them when they were younger and encouraged their outlandish behavior. Eccentricity is the microbe that corrupts the heart, the rust, the moth that eats away at love, the seed of the devil, a mockery of the Lord.

“Saint John of Kronstadt”