St. Pachomius on Odedience

St. Pachomius the Great ca. 292-346

If you cannot get along alone, join another who is living according to the Gospel of Christ, and you will make progress with him. Either listen, or submit to one who listens; either be strong and be called Elijah, or obey the strong and be called Elisha. For obeying Elijah, Elisha received a double share of Elijah’s spirit. (The Instructions of Saint Pachomius, 17)

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