Antony of Egypt 17 January
Greatest Desert Father
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.
Christianity Today. 2017. Antony of Egypt Christian History. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.christianitytoday.com/. [Accessed 17 January 2017].