Monday August 03 2020, 17H35
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Abba Joseph asked Abba Poemen what was the proper way in which to fast, and Abba. Poemen said to him, ' I prefer the man who eats every day a very small quantity of food, and who does not satisfy his cravings for food.' And Abba Joseph said to him, ' When you were a young man did you not fast two days at a time, O father? ' Then the old man said to him, ' Yes, I did, and three days at a time, and four days at a time, and even a week at a time ; and the old men, like men of might, have tried all these by experience, but they have found that it is beneficial for a man to eat an exceedingly small quantity of food each day, and because of this they have delivered to us an easy way to the kingdom.'