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"As fellow workers of the loving Christ's Spirit, the holy men of God bear, by the grace of Christ, human sinful weaknesses & humiliations as if they were themselves liable to spiritual foolishness. According to such heroism of faith & love, the grace of God does not abandon men who freely give themselves to these dishonoring weaknesses & silliness, but meekly & patiently He brings them to the path of Truth. Ordinary men pass gradually from their childish mind into the life of sane intelligence because these others, in their gracious love offer themselves to the hard death of frank madness in the eyes of men. Such is the mystery & significance of foolishness for Christ's sake."
A. M. Bukharev k .