We Have Not That Which God Seeks

Orthodox Quotes: "Our breath stinks from fasting, we know the Scriptures by heart, we recite all the Psalms of David, but we have not that which God seeks: charity and humility." -the Desert Fathers | Orthodox and Vegan

Our breath stinks from fasting, we know the Scriptures by heart, we recite all the Psalms of David, but we have not that which God seeks: charity and humility. – The Desert Fathers

I have to admit when I first read this quote, the part about bad breath is what stood out to me the most. Like, “Oh good, that’s been happening to everyone since forever.” It may have taken a little longer for the rest to sink in.