"Abba Anthony said:"Why do we not voluntarily abandon what must be destroyed when this life comes to an end, so that we might gain the kingdom of Heaven? Let Christians care for nothing that they cannot take away with them. We ought rather to seek after that which will lead us to Heaven; namely wisdom, chastity, justice, virtue, an ever watchful mind, care for the poor, hospitality, firm faith in Christ, a mind that can control anger. Striving after these things, we shall prepare for ourselves a dwelling in the land of the peaceful, as it says in the Gospel.""
St. Athanasius [079]