Abba John the Little told his elder brother once:
`I want to be without any worry, like angels, not working, only serving God without cease.
He took of his coat and left for the desert.
After a week he returned to his brother, knocked at his door and heard him asking before opening :
`Who are you?`
`John, your brother.`
But the other one told him:
`John has become an angel, he is not anymore among men.`
He started to cry:
`It`s me, John.`
But his brother didn`t open, let him suffer till the morning and in the end he opened the door for him and said :
`You became a man and need to work in order to eat?`
The other one bowed before him and said:
`Forgive me, brother.`