Custody of the Eyes


“If you wish to prevent evil thoughts,evil let your eyes be modestly reserved, and make a league with them never to look upon anything which is not permitted you to desire.”

                             -St. Gregory of Nyssa
For Reflection:

St. Gregory of Nyssa recommends taking “custody of the eyes.” What does this mean? To what extent do I take in through the senses that which is morally illicit – especially regarding chastity? How can I best follow St. Gregory’s advice?
(See tomorrow’s Grace Line to discover how to protect all of the senses from sins against chastity.)


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