Behave like the others
The Abbe Pastor was walking with a monk of Sceta when they were stopped and invited to eat.
The owner of the house, honored by the presence of the monks, was sent to serve them his best food.
However, the monk was observing a period of fasting; As soon as the food arrived, he picked up a pea and chewed it slowly. He only ate this pea, all through dinner.
On the way out, the abbot Pastor called him:
“Brother, when you visit someone, do not make your holiness an offense.
The next time you are fasting, do not accept dinner invitations.
The monk understood what the abbot Pastor was saying.
From then on, whenever he was with other people, he behaved like them.