Daily Reflection for June 23, 2023

Abba Anthony said also, ‘just as fish die if they stay too long out of water, so the monks who loiter outside their cells or pass their time with men of the world lose the intensity of inner peace. So like a fish going towards the sea, we must hurry to reach our cell, for fear that if we delay outside we will lose our interior watchfulness.’

How today have I let external concerns and worries intrude into my solitude with God?