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.
"It has meant the world to me. I have the computer on upstairs and AFR blaring, so as I’m doing household chores there is all this wonderful Orthodox music drifting downstairs and filling all my senses! What a wonderful environment to be in! Glory to God!"