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Nicene and Ante-Nicene Fathers, Ser. II, Vol. XI:
The Works of John Cassian.: Chapter IV. How accidie hinders the mind from all contemplation of the virtues.

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Chapter IV.

How accidie hinders the mind from all contemplation of the virtues.

All the inconveniences of this disease are admirably expressed by David in a single verse, where he says, “My soul slept from weariness,” 967 that is, from accidie. Quite p. 268 rightly does he say, not that his body, but that his soul slept. For in truth the soul which is wounded by the shaft of this passion does sleep, as regards all contemplation of the virtues and insight of the spiritual senses.


Footnotes

267:967

Psa. 119.28, where the LXX. has νύσταξεν ἡ ψυχή μου ἀπὸ ἀκηδίας.


Next: Chapter V. How the attack of accidie is twofold.

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