Sunday, September 21, 2008

following the right path

Every morning for years, at about 11:30, the telephone operator in a small Sierra-Nevada town received a call from a man asking the exact time.

One day the operator summed up nerve enough to ask him why the regularity. 
"I'm foreman of the local sawmill," he explained. "Every day I have to blow the whistle at noon so I call you to get the exact time." The operator giggled, "That's really funny," she said. "All this time we've been setting our clock by your whistle." 

In a recent Gospel reading, Jesus says, "Can a blind man follow another blind man?  Will they not both fall into a pit?" It is true, when we follow our own whims, we are likely to go astray, but when we follow the Gospel and the teachings of the Church, we are not following that which cannot see, but we are following the light of life.

-- Abbot Thomas, Blue Cloud Abbey

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