"Surely all good works please God equally. Scripture says that Abraham was hospitable and God was with him; Elijah loved quiet and God was with him; David was humble and God was with him. So whatever you find you are drawn to in following God's will, do it and let your heart be at peace."
- An early Christian hermit, in response to a question as to what good work the seeker should be doing (from Sayings of the Desert Fathers)
(Painting: "Scenes from the Lives of the Desert Fathers (Thebaid)," by Fra Angelico, 1420)