St. Anthony – “Do This And You Wil Be Saved”

I was listening to an episode of A Word From the Holy Fathers and this was what the reflection was on:

From The Life Of St. Antony The Great edited by Fr. Matthias Farid Wahba:

“When the holy Abba Antony lived in the desert he was attacked by many sinful thoughts. He said to God, “Lord, I want to be saved but these thoughts do not leave me alone; what shall I do in my affliction? How can I be saved?” A short while afterwards, when he got up to go out, Antony saw a man like himself sitting at his work, getting up from his work to pray, then sitting down and plaiting a rope, then getting up again to pray. It was an angel of the Lord sent to correct and reassure him. He heard the angel saying to him, “Do this and you will be saved.” At these words, Antony was filled with joy and courage. He did this, and he was saved.”

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