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"Some years ago, a young man visited a hermit with a reputation for great holiness, seeking to learn from him. This desert father taught the young man many ways to pray.
"One day the disciple asked, "What can I do to attain God?"
The master responded, “What can you do to make the sun rise?”
"The young man grew angry: "Then why are you teaching me
all these different ways of praying?”
With great patience, the hermit explained, “To make sure you’re awake when the sun rises.” “