Christians should return to their sources—ad fontes—not only out of pious regard for the past but in expectation of vitality, recognizing the ever ancient as ever new, capable of guiding us through feverish times. We return not in arid commitment to what has been merely because it was, but into the liveliness of a heritage. We turn back in order to live well.

– R. J. Snell, Acedia and Its Discontents