Antony of Egypt -17 January 2017

Antony of Egypt 17 January

Greatest Desert Father

“Wherever you find yourself, do not go forth from that place too quickly. Try to be patient and learn to stay in one place.”

Born into a wealthy family, Antony submitted to his parents and their expectations that he follow in their wealthy footsteps. They died when Antony was only about 20 years old, and he inherited every penny. But about that same time, Antony happened to hear a reading from the Gospel of Matthew, where Jesus tells a rich young man, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell everything you have and give the money to the poor.” Antony believed he was that rich young man and immediately did exactly as Jesus instructed.

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Source: Antony of Egypt | Christian History


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