“Three elders went to Abba Paphnutius to ask him for a word. He said, ‘What do you want to hear, of the soul or of the body?’ They said, ‘Of the soul,’ and the old man responded: ‘Go and love tribulation more than ease, and disgrace more than praise and giving more than receiving’.

– The Gerontikon

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