Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I just love the stories of Anthony De Mello, the late Jesuit whose writings have touched so many people. Here is one from his Awakening: Conversations with the Masters:

There were no clocks in the monastery. When a businessman complained about the lack of punctuality, the Master said, "Ours is a cosmic punctuality, not a business punctuality."

This made no sense to the businessman, so the Master added, "Everything depends upon your point of view. From the viewpoint of the forest, what is the loss of a leaf? From the viewpoint of the cosmos, what is the loss of your business schedule?"

Terrific . . . so long as the liturgy starts on time!

I think my eleven year-old might just be the Master.

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