Daily Reflection for November 17, 2020

It was said of Abba Agathon and of Abba Amoun that, when they had anything to sell, they would name the price just once and silently accept what was given them in peace. Just as, when they wished to buy something, they gave the price they were asked in silence and took the object adding no further word.

Like true monks, these Abbas lived by the work of their hands. But since they had no avarice in their business dealings, they retained their interior silence and their peace.