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    "Some people live to eat, just the animals do 'whose life is no more than filling their stomachs.' But our Teacher exhorts us to eat in order to live. Nourishment is not what we are here for, nor is pleasure our purpose in life. We only use them during our sojourning here as the Word instructs us, and he chooses our nourishment with immortality in view." Clement of Alexandria, quoted in Drinking from the Hidden Fountain: a Patristic Breviary, Ancient Wisdom for Today’s World by Thomas Spidlik (Kalamazoo, Mich.: Cistercian Publications, 1993) [image: Valeria Heine]

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