“Someone asked Abba Anthony, ‘What must one do in order to please God?’ The old man replied, ‘Pay attention to what I tell you:
whoever you may be, always have God before your eyes;
whatever you do, do it according to the testimony of the holy Scriptures;
in whatever place you live, do not easily leave it.
Keep these three precepts and you will be saved.’”
(Anthony the Great in The Sayings of the Desert Fathers, p 2)