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Desert Spirituality for City Folks - Part 12 - Detachment: Letting Go of Important Things

March 01, 2008 Length: 10:59

Detachment was the first step to the monks’ renunciation of their possessions and flight to the desert.  The Fathers knew that by accumulating lots of things in the cell, one could have a rather pleasant and comfortable life.  So even little things had to go! By application, we city dwellers can own our possessions so long as our possessions do not own us!  More than that, sometimes even our personal reputations have to be put on the line for the gospel.  Listen to how the desert Fathers show us what to do with our possessions and how to regard ourselves before God and others.

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