blessed is the man

blessed is the man

Blessed is the man who knows his own weakness, because this knowledge comes to him the foundation, the root, and the beginning of all goodness. For whenever a man learns and truly perceives his own weakness, at that moment he contracts his soul of every side from the laxity that dims knowledge, and he treasures up watchfulness in himself.

Saint Isaac the Syrian

Ascetical Writing of Saint Isaac the Syrian : Homily Eight