Advent week one: HOPE
and from: The Wisdom of the Desert:
Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth Century
translated and introduced by Thomas Merton
Abbot Pastor said: If you have a chest full of clothing, and leave it for a long time, the clothing will rot inside it. It is the same with the thoughts in our heart. If we do not carry them out by physical action, after a long while they will spoil and turn bad.