24th August 2016

desert fathers

Serapion the Sindonite traveled once on a pilgrimage to Rome. Here he was told of a celebrated recluse, a woman who lived always in one small room, never going out. Skeptical about her way of life–for he himself was a great wanderer–Serapion called on her and asked, “Why are you sitting here?”

To which she replied, “I am not sitting; I am on a journey.”

~~The Desert Fathers

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