Not all activities are equally appropriate

“A brother asked Abba Nisthero the Great: ‘What good work should I do, that I may attain thereby to eternal life?’ The Elder answered: ‘Not
all activities are equally appropriate for everyone.  For Scripture
tells us that Abraham was hospitable, and God was with him; that Elias
loved stillness, and God was with him; and that David was humble, and
God was with him.  Therefore, whatever you see that your soul prefers –
provided it is consonant with God’s will, and you are capable of
fulfilling it – choose this and practice it, guarding your heart, and
you will be saved.’

h/t Fr. Demetrios Carellas email

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