Thursday, June 28, 2007

abba moment

there was a monk
who kept a woman in his cell
so indiscreetly that word began to get around

some of the monks living nearby
decided to do something about it
and asked a visiting abba to go with them

the offending monk
seeing them coming
hid the woman in a large water jar

this was spotted by the abba
when they all went into the cell

the abba sat on the jar
while the others searched the room
they could find nothing
and went away ashamed

when they had gone
the abba got up
took the offending monk's hand
and simply said

pay attention to yourself"

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