November 24, 2007

Me monk. Me overheard....

... in the dining room of our guests.

Non-Catholic group. Don't know what kind.

Two women. Showing each other their herbal supplements.

Says one, "I take this one just before I sit to meditate, since it's supposed to be good for brain functions."

Me monk, say to myself, "Lady, just drink coffee so you'll stay awake."

Second thought to myself. "Jesus say anything about pills for prayer? Sure would be easier than repentance or charity."


Anonymous Bob Farrell said...

Me say to potential retreatants at PoP - "Make it a silent retreat (for you never know who can hear you)."

7:39 PM  
Blogger gemoftheocean said...

"Take coffee." I think that's what I like about the Benedictines the best. Ever so spiritual combined with the ever sensible and practical. The "Via Media" in every sense of the phrase.



12:58 PM  

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