The benefit of ill-health (Basil of Caesarea)

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Yet, frequently the disease is useful when it will restrain the sinner, and health is harmful when it becomes the means for sin to one who possesses it.

Basil of Caesarea, Homily 18 on Psalm 45, 1 in Saint Basil’s Exegetic Homilies, trans. Agnes Clare Way in The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation, Volume 46 (Washington DC, 1963), p. 298.
 
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