“Wherever you find yourself, do not go forth from that place too quickly. Try to be patient and learn to stay in one place."
~ St. Antony of Egypt
My former pastor was the one to introduce me to this saying from the venerated desert father.1 He used it in the context of my decision to leave the Presbyterian Church to attend an Orthodox Church. It did not convince me to stay, but did stick in my head. I’ve thought about it often in all sorts of contexts.