See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Desert Father talking...

"In Egypt, once when Abba Poemen was going somewhere, he saw a woman sitting by a grave and weeping bitterly. He said, 'If all the delights of this world should come to her, they would not alleviate her sorrow. Just so should the monk always be weeping in his heart.'" - Sayings of the Desert Fathers

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2 comments:

  1. I love this. Is this by any chance from the The Cloud of Unknowing?

    Tom

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  2. Tom - No it is from a Penguin Classic series: "The Desert Fathers - Sayings of the Early Christian Monks."

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