Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Morning in the Desert

In our age of instant gratification, the Desert Fathers and Mothers offer an alternative perspective, where problems are cured by patience, not "quick fixes":

"They said of Isidore, the priest in Scetis, that if anyone had a monk who was sick or weak or insolent and wanted to send him away, he would say, 'Bring him to me.' Then he would take him and cure him by patience."

(From p. 147 of "Where God Happens: Discovering Christ in One Another" by Rowan Williams).

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