“Remind yourself that it was in the quiet of the night that the shepherds left the pasture and went to the cave.  The wise me left their homelands and silently followed a star to behold Christ.  We see both the simplest and the most learned/respected people turned aside from what they were doing and focused on the Lord.  You, too  can turn aside from what is superfluous…and do the same.”
(From ‘The Veil’ of the Protection of the Holy Virgin Monastery in CO)