How Anthony the Great porridge brothers fed
Brothers came to Anthony the Great, asking: "How are we going to be saved?"
Great Anthony: "Do this and that."
Answer: "We can not."
Reverend Anthony: "Do this, then."
Again the answer: "We can not."
For the third time the saint: "Well, then do this and that."
Answer: "And this can not."
Rev. Anthony to his novice: "Cook gruel for him and let go in peace."
And the Holy Scripture says that the prophets also give advice “after the heart” of the questioner.
Archimandrite Sofroniy (Sakharov)