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Desert Mothers: A Saying from Amma Syncletica

Those who have endured the labors and dangers of the sea and then amass material riches, even when they have gained much desire to gain yet more.  They consider what they have at present as nothing and reach out for what they have not got.  We, who have nothing that we desire, wish to acquire everything through the fear of God.

The Forgotten Desert Mothers, Laura Swan, Paulist Press, 2001, p. 51

Amma Syncletica

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