“Again, it is from the Scriptures that we learn how to travel on the road
of virtuous conduct, for in them all the fine deeds of the just life are
delineated. Just as one cannot see anything without light, for it is light
that enables us to see, as it is written `By Thy light we see light,’
similarly, without the light of the Scriptures we are unable to see God,
Who is Light, or His justice, which is filled with light.”

Abba Martyrius, in The Syriac Father on Prayer and the Spiritual Life.

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