Take a Note!
December 30, 2010 Length: 1:01
St. Peter of Damascus on the benefits for the spiritual life of taking notes.
For some time now I’ve maintained a collection of quotes from Church Fathers and Orthodox teachers. St. Peter of Damascus tells us that he took notes as part of his spiritual discipline:
Often a thought has occurred to me, and it was by writing it down that I committed it to memory. Thus in time of spiritual struggle I had it as a source of aid or relief or gratitude, supported as it was by the testimony of divine Scripture. Had I been negligent about writing it down, I would not have found it when I had need of it, and I would have been deprived of its help by that greatest of evils, forgetfulness.
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