Abbot John Tells a Story

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I have a story to tell.
It has five chapters,
but they are short.

Chapter One

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost… I am helpless. It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.
Chapter two

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place.
But it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter three

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I fall in… It’s a habit…But my eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

Chapter four

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter five

I walk down a different street

Homily for Vigil of Saint Benedict
By Abbot John Klassen, OSB
July 10, 2008
http://www.osb.org/oblate/pdf/095301.pdf

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