I’m reading through (a more formal way of saying I’m auditing) a course on Western Christianity.  Some great reminders of faith and faltering.

Right now I’m into St. Antony who was a desert monk – 251-356.  Here are some thoughts from his biography (some would call it hagiography – read it and you can judge for yourself).  He is responding to the thought of living a life that is able to live above earthly matters and concerns.

“Why not rather get those things which we can take away with us — to wit, prudence, justice, temperance, courage, understanding, love, kindness to the poor, faith in Christ, freedom from wrath, hospitality?”