Severing our attachments

Maximus the Confessor

“He who has not severed his attachment to material things will always experience affliction, since his state of mind depends on things that are naturally changeable, and so it alters when they do. But he who has come to be in Christ will be totally impervious to such material change. That is why the Lord says, ‘I have said these things to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will experience affliction; but have courage, for I have overcome the world’ (John 16:33).”

from “Two Hundred Texts on the Incarnate Dispensation of the Son of God Written for Thalassios

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