Thursday, January 15, 2009

Possessing Nothing

Daniel told this story about Arsenius. An official once came to bring him the will of a kinsman who was a senator and had left Arsenius a large bequest. Arsenius took the will in his hands and wanted to tear it up. But the official fell at his feet, and said, "Please do not tear it up; they will blame me." Arsenius said to him, "I died before he did. Now that he is dead, how can he make me his heir?" He gave back the will, and would accept nothing.

~~photo by Frank Logue

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This story puts life into the words "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak".