"Another elder visited one of the fathers; he cooked a few lentils and said to the visitor: 'Let us offer a short synaxis.' The one recited the entire Psalter then the brother repeated from memory the two great prophets. The visiting elder departed when dawn broke; they forgot about the food."
Anonymous saying of the Desert Fathers no. 150/4.70. The anonymous sayings of the Desert Fathers: a select edition and complete English translation, ed. & trans. John Wortley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 103.