Value of Work…

“The elder greatly valued blessed labor. No one has ever become wholly without effort and struggle. God is moved by it. “The present generation,” he concluded, “has a laziness gets brought into the monastic life, to. We want to become wholly without effort. Wouldn’t it be better,” jokes the elder, “to do vigils while lying in bed, to get a tape player to play whatever chance you wanted? To make an ascetic out of straw with a motor who can do our prostrations and say the Jesus prayer on the prayer rope?””
Elder Paisios
~Elder Paisios of Mt Athos