Guarding the Walls

Paphnutius the disciple of St. Macarius of Alexandria told us:

“One day, when I was suffering from accidie, I went to him and said: ” Father, what shall I do ? Since my thoughts afflict me saying, ‘You are making no progress, go away from here.”‘ And he said to me: ” Tell them, ‘For Christ’s sake I am guarding the walls,”

From: Palladius -The Lausiac History – Chapter XVIII: MACARIUS OF ALEXANDRIA 

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