Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday Morning in the Desert

"Syncletica said, 'Merchants toil in search of riches and are in danger of their lives from shipwreck; the more wealth they win, the more they want; and they think what they have already is of no worth but bend their whole mind to what they have not yet got.  But we have nothing, not even that which we ought to seek; we do not even want to possess what we need, because we fear God.'"

(From p. 105 of "The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks", translated by Benedicta Ward).

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