A Rule to Please God

V.i.1. When abba Antony was asked, “What rule should I keep in order to please God?”  the old man replied, “Follow this rule which I give you. Wherever you go, keep God continually before your eyes and apply the yardstick of Holy Scripture to everything you do. Wherever you happen to be don’t try to move on too quickly. Do these three things and you will live.”

From: De Vitis Patrum Book V By an Unknown Greek Author, translated into Latin by Pelagius the Deacon, Libellus 1: Rules of the Fathers

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