This is a short blog from Dorotheos of Gaza: Discourses and Sayings. Chapter 10 On Traveling the Way of God with Vigilance and Sobriety. It is so good that I thought I would publish it separately. A longer blog will publish tomorrow on the rest of Chapter 10.
Virtue stands in the middle (between excess and defect). This is the King’s highway. Dorotheos of Gaza
Walk by the King’s highway and count up the miles. Abba Benjamin.
The virtues, therefore, we can say, are in the middle between too much and too little. Dorotheos of Gaza
Do not deviate to the right or to the left but walk the King’s highway. Proverbs 4:27.
A man is upright at heart when his estimation of things is not biased towards excess or defect, but goes straight to the middle path of virtue. St. Basil the Great