Sep 14, 2021
A FEW DRIED FIGS
The old men used to tell how one day someone handed round a few dried figs in Scetis.
Because they were not worth anything, no one took any to Abba Arsenius in order not to offend him.
Learning of it, the old man did not come to the synaxis, saying,
"You have cast me out by not giving me a share of the blessing that God had given the brothers and which I was not worthy to receive'.
Everyone heard of this and was edified at the old man's humility.
Then the priest went to take him the small dried figs and brought him to the synaxis with joy.