Traffickers in words

25 Feb 2022 | Humankind | 0 comments

A brother came to Abba Theodore and spent three days begging him to say a word to him, but without getting a single reply. So, he went away aggrieved. Then the old man’s disciple asked him:

‘Abba, why did you not say a word to him? See how he has gone away aggrieved?’

The old man said; ‘I did not speak to him because he is a trafficker in words who seeks to glorify himself through the words of others’.


Theodore of Pherme (4th Century Desert Father), 3.

Notes from the Compiler


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