Abba Anthony on the Three Wars

Abba Anthony, also known as Saint Anthony the Great, said, “Whoever sits in solitude and is quiet has escaped from three wars: the war of hearing, the war of speaking, the war of seeing. Then there is only one war left to fight. That is the battle for your own heart.”

Fr. John McGuckin and Fr. Chris Metropulos discuss these words about spiritual warfare, which Abba Anthony wrote about for his monks in the desert, and ponder how it applies to us here in the modern world.

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