The Same Work
Poemen is one of the great saints of the Egyptian desert of the fourth century. He said,
Suppose there are three men living together. One lives a good life in stillness, the second is ill but gives thanks to God, the third serves the needs of others with sincerity. These three men are alike, it is as if they were all doing the same work.For more of the saying of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, visit Wisdom of the Desert, a daily-updated blog of wisdom from the early Christian Church.