Credit: Nick Wilkes
Week 9: Character
This daily post is designed to help you live into our New Room Society covenant of practicing daily prayer together. Below is today’s daily practice. If you missed the overview on day one, visit Week 9: Character.
Friday: How Character is Often Revealed
Abba Poemen, one of the early desert fathers, was noted (and quoted) most often for his gift as a spiritual guide rather than for his desert asceticism. This is reflected in the name he was given by his students, which in Greek (ποιμήν) means “shepherd.”
Poemen said, “The character of the genuine monk only appears when he is tempted.”
Use this icon and wisdom of Abba Poemen today for your meditation.
Credit: Creative Commons, St. Poimen Greek Orthodox Broterhood Arizona, USA