St Antony the Great

Sayings of the Desert Fathers

Abba Isaiah said to those who were making a good beginning by putting themselves under the direction of the holy Fathers, 'As with purple dye, the first colouring is never lost.' And, 'Just as young shoots are easily trained back and bent, so it is with beginners who live in submission.'
Saint Antony Coptic Orthodox Monastery
I am the bread of life. (Jn 6:35)