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He was Going to Die Tomorrow

The Philokalia includes excerpts from Evagrius of Pontus‘┬áTexts on Watchfulness. This one really caught my eye: A monk should always act as if he was going to die tomorrow; yet he should treat his body as if it was going to live for many years. The first cuts off the inclination to listlessness, and makes …