Someone saw the priest coming to the monastery. I went out to meet him. People had told me that every year he climbs all the way to the monastery barefoot, a path full of sharp rocks and thorns. I saw him coming but unfortunately, he was not barefoot this time. Later I found out that just before he can be seen from the monastery he puts his shoes back on so that people would not see him!
Celebration of Elias the Prophet, story by Michael Pappas