Our hearts do produce good and bad thoughts

St. Diadochos of Photiki

“It is true that the heart produces good and bad thoughts from itself (cf. Luke 6:45). But it does this not because it is the heart’s nature to produce evil ideas, but because as a result of the primal deception the remembrance of evil has become as it were a habit.”

St. Diadochos of Photiki ~ “On Spiritual Knowledge and Discrimination”  from the Philokalia 

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