Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The Desert Fathers: What to do about thieves who break in through your garage door.*

"When Macarius was living in Egypt, one day he came across a man who had brought a donkey to his cell and was stealing his possessions. As though he was a passer-by who did not live there, he went up to the thief and helped him to load the beast, and sent him peacefully on his way, saying to himself, 'We brought nothing into this world (1 Tim. 6:7) but the Lord gave; as he willed, so it is done: blessed be the Lord in all things.'"

*While there are a number of ways thieves can break into homes, one of the easiest ways is through the garage door.

1 comment:

  1. And this, after Sunday's Gospel about not worrying!


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