Monday October 23 2017, 11H27
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Once Abba Agathon had two disciples, and they separated from him, and each of them dwelt in a place by himself. One day he asked one of them, and said, ' How do you live in your cell?' And the disciple answered and said, 'I fast until evening, and then I eat two bread-cakes'; and Abba Agathon said to him, 'It is a beautiful way of living, but it is very laborious.' Then Abba Agathon said to the other disciple, 'And how do you live?' And the disciple answered and said to him, 'I fast two days at a time, and after each fast I eat two bread-cakes.' Then the old man said to him, You toil greatly, and maintain a twofold strife. For one man eats every day and fills not his belly, and another fasts two days at a time and takes whatsoever he needeth; but you, though you do fast two days at a time, do not fill your belly.'