Value of Obedience…

“You must see your Elder as Christ. Don’t cause him distress. You’ve distressed your Elder? You’ve distressed Christ. The monk under obedience is a blank sheet of paper. There is nothing there for the devil to interrogate him about. The obedient disciple has no temptations because the Elder takes them on. The value of the Elder cannot be matched by the value of the whole world or even of the entire Holy Mountain.”
Elder Ephraim of Katounakia
~Obedience is Life185233_t