What ought I to do?

by Scott D. Hendricks

6. Abba Pambo asked Abba Anthony, ‘What ought I to do? and the old man said to him, ‘Do not trust in your own righteousness, do not worry about the past, but control your tongue and your stomach.’

~ from The Sayings of the Desert Fathers

Benedicta Ward, trans., The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: the alphabetical collection (Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 1975), 2.