Friday, November 20, 2009

Dissension in a Monastery

Jim West, Drinking With Calvin and Luther, p. 136:

There were some medieval monks who vowed a vow of silence. They were allowed to speak but once a year and that only for a short moment. One monk said, "I think the wine in our monastery is too sweet."

One year later a second monk quietly responded, "I like the sweet wine."

Another year passed and a third monk arbitrated, "This incessant bickering must stop."

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