There are two kinds of hunger…

William Bouguereau -Thirst (La Soif) 1886

Prefer the apparent inaction of inner silence to feeding the hungry?  There are two kinds of hunger – physical and spiritual… Behold the days come, saith the Lord God that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: and they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.  In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.

~Archimandrite Sophrony Sakharov

hat tip: Church Fathers Wisdom (Dynamis)

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