Each moment is a new moment

Abba Moses asked Abba Sylvanus, ‘Can a person lay a new foundation every day?’

The old man said,

If they work hard, they can lay a new foundation at every moment.‘ 

From the sayings of the Desert Fathers. Abba Moses lived 330 – 405 AD

One thought on “Each moment is a new moment

  1. The desert Abbas and Ammas of the early Christian Church cultivated a wonderful form of prayer which allows to be more present and open to God. Today this practice is calked Centering Prayer (Thomas Keating) or Contemplative Prayer (Thomas Merton) . This practise has helped me to recognize any separation from God as a cause of suffering.

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