June 9, 2013 - Health is not always good for the soul - St. Maximos the Confessor

June 9, 2013

Health is not always good for the soul – St. Maximos the Confessor

In itself knowledge is good, just as is health. But to many people the opposite has proven more useful. Since for the wicked knowledge leads to no good, although, as has been said, it is good in itself. Neither does health lead to anything good in them, not wealth nor joy, for they put them to no good use for themselves. For such men the opposite is more useful, and therefore this (that is, the opposite) is not bad in a true sense, although it appears bad.

2nd Century of Love (77)