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
Saturday, May 08, 2010
It is said some of the early monks hated fame and praise more than anything.
"The monks praised a brother to Antony. Antony went to him and tested him to see if he could endure being insulted. When he saw that he could not bear it, he said to him, 'You are like a house with a highly decorated outside, but burglars have stolen all the furniture by the back door.'" - The Desert Fathers
Art: St. Anthony of Egypt beaten by demons.