Thursday, July 5, 2012

Abba, I have wandering thoughts!

A brother complained to a hermit about his wandering thoughts.  The hermit answered, "Keep sitting in your cell and your thoughts will settle down.  Hitch a mother donkey to a rail and her foal will dance and prance around, but it always returns to her.  The same thing happens for the one who sits patiently in his cell seeking God.  His thoughts may wander occasionally, but they will return to God."

By Way of the Desert, 365 Daily Readings
compiled and modernized by Bernard Bangley

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