Fr. John shares his homily from the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
St. Ephraim the Syrian says that the devil works against us with unimaginable hypocritical cleverness. Before we sin, he diminishes the significance of the sin. He provides us with all kinds of excuses that it’s really not that big of a deal, so it appears as insignificant as pouring a glass of water on the ground. However, after the sin is committed, he puffs it up and he tempts the sinner…