Saturday, November 04, 2006

Wisdom from Abba Poemen

I saw this at Paradoxology. I wish that more Christians were mindful of the principle behind it.

Some old men came to see Abba Poemen, and said to him: Tell us, when we see brothers dozing during the sacred office, should we pinch them so they will stay awake? The old man said to them: Actually, if I saw a brother sleeping, I would put his head on my knees and let him rest.

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