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True Intelligence

February 27, 2011 Length: 1:01

St. Antony the Great on the attributes of true intelligence.

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You may have noticed that some people over-emphasize intellect and knowledge, while other people seem to be proud of their lack of intellect and knowledge. St. Antony the Great shows us the shallowness of this debate by focusing on true intelligence:

People are generally called intelligent through a wrong use of this word. The intelligent are not those who have studied…but those whose soul is intelligent, who can judge what is good and what evil; they avoid what is evil and harms the soul and intelligently care for and practice what is good and profits the soul, greatly thanking God. It is these alone who should properly be called intelligent.


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