Tedium is the granddaughter.

Tedium is the granddaughter of despondency, and the daughter of slothfulness. In order to drive it away, labor at your work, and do not be slothful in prayer. The tedium will pass, and zeal will come. And if to this you add patience and humility, then you will be rid of all misfortunes and evils.

–St. Ambrose of Optina



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11 thoughts on “Tedium is the granddaughter.

  1. Thanks for posting this. I’ve been reading different pieces lately about how our everyday ordinariness of unending chores, etc., can be an act of worship to God. The Bible says we are do do everything as unto God. We have much to be thankful for, even in this pandemic situation around the world. May we all draw closer to God, and do our work joyfully, with thanksgiving. ~ Love, hugs and prayers dear Gretchen ~ FlowerLady

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