Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Wisdom from St. Anthony

Kevin Edgecomb is translating the sayings of the Desert Fathers. From the second post on Anthony (#35):

Abba Anthony said, Whoever strikes a lump of iron, first considers the thought of what he intends to make, a scythe, a sword, an axe. So also we ought to consider what kind of excellence we should pursue, so that we do not toil in vain.

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