Quote of the Day

There once was a young monk who’d been terribly wronged by another. He prayed and prayed but the anger never went away. He could not forgive no matter how hard he tried. So, he went to the old parish priest and asked for advice. The older priest knew the young man was in charge of ringing the bells for service. He said to the young man, “When you pull the rope to ring the bell, does it only sound once?”

The young monk replied, “Well, no, it keeps ringing.”

“But the ringing eventually gets softer then fades and finally stops. Correct?”

“Yes.”

“My son, anger and forgiveness is the ringing of the bell. The pain will be deafening at first and will take time to fade. Our job is to not continue to pull the rope.”
—Unknown

  2 comments for “Quote of the Day

  1. March 16, 2018 at 1:50 PM

    I like that, Allan, and an excellent reminder of how to forgive.

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    • March 16, 2018 at 3:18 PM

      Thanks, Jet. I read it awhile ago and it has stayed with me, so I figured that I would share it.
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