As and when

23 December 2022

Those who try to live a virtuous and God-pleasing life, take care of the virtues as though they belonged to them and as a cause of eternal contentment. Passings delights, however, are enjoyed as they occur and how and when God wants. They use these things gladly and with gratitude to God, even though they’re very ordinary. Because a wide variety of food nourishes the body materially, but knowledge of God, self-restraint, goodness, charity, reverence and meekness glorify the soul.

Saint Anthony the Great