Sunday, 27 January 2013

Embodying the Word


"A camel needs but a small amount of food. It saves it until it comes to a stable, where it regurgitates it and chews it until it seeps into its flesh and bones. A horse, on the other hand, needs a lot of food. It eats constantly and immediately loses what it has eaten. Therefore, let us not be like a horse, constantly reciting the word of God yet without embodying it. Let us follow the example of the camel, retaining every word of Holy Scripture we recite until we have embodied it."
St. Anthony of Egypt

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