Three works are approved in the eyes of the Lord

Three works are approved in the eyes of the Lord; the first, when a man is ill and temptations fall upon him, if he welcomes them with gratitude; secondly, when someone carries out all his works purely in the presence of God, having no regard for anything human; in the third instance, when someone remains in submission to a spiritual father in complete renunciation of his own will.

This last will gain a lofty crown indeed.

Based on Joseph of Thebes

In this photo is a deacon surrounded by crowd