Friday, August 24, 2012

A Wall in the Forefront

"With the sign of the living cross,
seal all your doings...
Don't go out the door of your house
till you have signed the cross.
Whether in eating or drinking,
whether in sleeping or in waking,
whether in your house or on the road,
or again in leisure hours,
don't neglect this sign -
for there is no guardian like it.
It will be for you like a wall
in the forefront of all you do."
                                            (St. Ephraem)

(painting of St.Paul of the Cross in public domain)