Advent week two: PEACE
and from: The Wisdom of the Desert:
Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth Century
translated and introduced by Thomas Merton
Some elders once came to Abbot Anthony, and there was with them also Abbott Joseph. Wishing to test them, Abbot Anthony brought the conversation around to the Holy Scriptures. And he began from the youngest to ask them the meaning of this or that text. Each one replied as best he could, but Abbot Anthony said to them: You have not got it yet. after them all he asked Abbot Joseph: What about you? What do you say this text means? Abbott Joseph replied: I know not! Then Abbot Anthony said: Truly Abbot Joseph alone has found the way, for he replies that he knows not.