” Abba Pambo asked Abba Anthony,’What ought I to do?’ and the old man said to him ‘Do not trust in your own righteousness do not worry about the past, but control your tongue and your stomach.’ “
—sayings of the Desert Fathers
Control your tongue and your stomach is the advice of the wise old man. Our tongue determines what we say and our stomach represents what we consume .In countless ways we sin by saying something or giving in to some physical craving. Abba Anthony instructs us to more forward from our sin and keep control of our bodies. In that way we find peace.