Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wisdom from the Desert Fathers

Books abound with sayings by the Desert Fathers.  From time to time we will share some of these gems with you for your spiritual growth and perhaps they will also be an aid in your discernment process.

A brother asked a hermit to tell him the proper thing to do with his life.  Ther hermit replied that only God knows what is good, but that the great Nesteros, a friend of Antony, made a strong point when he said, "God is equally pleased by all good works.  Scripture tells us that Abraham was hospitable and God was with him.  Elijah sought quiet and God was with him.  David had humility and God was with him.  Therefore, whatever attracts you in the service of God is good.  Do it, and let your heart be at peace."
From:  By Way of the Desert, 365 Daily Readings
compiled and modernized by Bernard Bangley

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I am an older woman married many years but this really touched my heart today. Just what I needed to hear. I have been following your blog and really enjoying it. Thank you.