Monday, December 12, 2011

"An Old Man's Advice"

A brother asked an old man;
`What is humility?'
And the old man said;
`To do good to those who hurt you'.
The brother said;
`If you cannot go that far,
what should you do?'
The old man replied;
`Get away from them
and keep your mouth shut'.

~From the sayings of the Desert Fathers,
(5th century),
*Enya/V.B.                                                                                                         ~Beannaichte' (12-12-11)

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