Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Desert Fathers, Sunday, December 2, 2012


One day Saint Epiphanius sent someone to Abba Hilarion with this request, ‘Come, and let us see one another before we depart from the body.’ When he came, they rejoiced in each other's company. During their meal, they were brought a fowl; Epiphanius took it and gave it to Hilarion. Then the old man said to him, ‘Forgive me, but since I received the habit I have not eaten meat that has been killed.’ Then the bishop answered, ‘Since I took the habit, I have not allowed anyone to go to sleep with a complaint against me and I have not gone to rest with a complaint against anyone.’ The old man replied, ‘Forgive me, your way of life is better than mine.'

From The Sayings of the Desert Father, Sr Benedicta Ward

1 comment:

Ben said...

One hand I agree that guns do not kill people, but they sure make it a lot easier. Flame throwers also do not kill people, but I’d hate to see them become legal. On the other hand, I live in the Chicago area; the city has some of the most strict gun laws and at the same time, the highest gun crimes.Peace.