[On this day, the Church commemorates the departure of the great Abba Poemen, a shining star of the wilderness. This Father is the most heavily quoted in the Apophthegmata, his intercessions be with us all].
Some old men came to Abba Poemen and said to him, “When we see brothers who are dozing at the synaxis (services), shall we rouse them so they will be watchful?” He said to them, “For my part when I see a brother dozing, I put his head on my knees and let him rest.”
[Abba Poemen, Apophthegmata Patrum]
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I love the quote you picked and the icon for it too!
I made an illustration for one of abba poimen’s sayings – check it out: http://blog.m-elgamal.com/the-wisdom-of-saint-poimen/
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.