Keep away from dangerous places


When a person is standing on the brink of an abyss, it is easy to push him over and make him fall. But when he is far away, he must be dragged to the abyss and in the meantime he can call for help. For this reason it is always best to keep away from places where one can easily fall into sin.

~ Abbot Nikon

Simple advice.  Yet profound.  It is difficult to find words more true than these of Abbot Nikon.  Such  wisdom. 

In your own personal battle against sinning, remember to stay as far away as possible from those places/states of mind/people/substances/websites/fill in the blank that put you on a precipice to sin.

May God enable us all, dear reader, to live in accordance with this principle.


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