Challenge of the Day

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Here’s something for all of us, something which would make the voice of the Church significantly more influential in our era:

We ought to learn the virtues through practising them, not merely through talking about them, so that by acquiring the habit of them we do not forget what is of benefit to us. ‘The kingdom of God’, St. Paul says, ‘resides not in words but in power’ (I Cor. 4:20). For he who tries to discover things through actual practice will come to understand what gain or loss lies in any activity that he pursues.

—Peter of Damaskos

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