This fine Monday morning, as I reflect on the week just past and I plan for the one ahead, I am reminded of a favourite story of mine. I can’t recall where I first came across it, possibly this inspiring website but what I do know, is as soon as I read it and understood its message, I felt sure that it was a keeper.
It goes like this:
A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a river with a strong current. As the monks were preparing to cross the river, they saw a very young and beautiful woman also attempting to cross. The young woman asked if they could help her cross to the other side.
The two monks glanced at one another because they had taken vows not to touch a woman. (more…)