Sunday, March 13, 2005

Fifth Sunday in Lent

A certain monk was sitting by the monastery, and whilst he was occupied in great labours, it happened that strangers came to the monastery, and they forced him to eat with them contrary to his usual custom, and afterwards the brethren said to him, "Father, wast thou not just now afflicted?" And he said unto them, "My affliction is to break my will."

Paradise of the Fathers

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