WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE FATHERS
Abba Arsenius said, “I have often repented of having spoken, but never of having been silent.”
Preparing for the Lord’s Day:
It was said of Abba Arsenius that on Saturday evenings, preparing for the glory of Sunday, he would turn his back on the sun and stretch out his hands in prayer towards the heavens, till once again the sun shone on his face. Then he would sit down.
An Hermit saw a demon urging another demon to go and awaken a sleeping Monk. And he heard the other one say, “I cannot do this, for one time when I awakened him, he got up and burned me by singing psalms and praying.”