Others march off to war; war against your own passions is sufficient for you. Do not roam about; make whole in your own home those on whom God shows pleasure. Others lie like dead men on their biers; recall in your heart the waking to the Resurrection. Others fill themselves with wine; fill yourself with the love of God. Others steal silver and gold; do not steal the kingdom of heaven away from God by making it conform to your own dogmas. And in doing these you will obtain a foretaste of what is to come.
– The Paradise Of The Holy Fathers, Wallis Budge (tr.)