Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tend the Sick

A brother asked a hermit, "Suppose there are two monks: one stays quietly in his cell, fasting for six days at a time, laying many hardships on himself: the other ministers to the sick. Which of them is more pleasing to God?"

The hermit replied, "Even if the brother who fasts six days hung himself up by his nose, he wouldn't be the equal of him who ministers to the sick."

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