Quote of the Week: Antony of Egypt


God has some striking things to say about pride and humility throughout the Scriptures. He says he is opposed to and far from the proud, and he says the poor in spirit will be blessed. Antony of Egypt frames the issue in an unexpected way. How does this quote strike you? Does it ring true?

“I saw all the devil’s traps set upon the earth, and I groaned and said: ‘Who do you think can pass through them?’ And I heard a voice saying: ‘Humility.'”

—Antony of Egypt

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