22806From the Sayings of the Desert Fathers
- Mar 20, 2012A brother approached Abba Poemen during Lent, expressed his thoughts, and found consolation in the response. Then he admitted, "I almost did not come to see you today."
"Since it is Lent, I thought your door might not be opened."
Poemen answered, "We are not taught to shut wooden doors. The door that needs to be closed is the mouth."
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