I wonder what is on your mind right now?
Does it concern what is happening today? What
are you thinking about and worrying about, most of
I caught myself today thinking, let’s say, rather
creatively….and it reminded me of a story.
I heard this story many, many years ago.
It has stayed with me.
I have thought of it many times and told it many
Far, far way there were two priests who went on a
long walk that lasted many days. They were
walking through a forest when they came upon a
wide river. On the banks of the river, there
stood a young woman. She told them that she
needed to cross the river but that she was
frightened that she would be swept away by the
current. She asked for their help.
The older of the two priests immediately lifted
the woman up into his arms and crossed with her to
the other side.
The younger priest followed. He was astounded
by what had just happened. He thought to himself,
‘we’re not allowed think about women, talk about
women and certainly not touch women and yet my
older brother lifted her and carried her across
the river’. He couldn’t believe it, he didn’t
understand it. But he did not say a word.
The two priests kept on walking in silence. The
younger priest could not stop thinking about what
had just happened.
Finally, after many hours had passed, the younger
priest turned to the older man and said, “Please,
tell me, how is it that you did what you did? We
are not allowed touch women and yet without any
hesitation you carried her across the river.”
The older priest replied, “Yes, I picked her up,
I carried her across the river and I put her
down…You, my son, are still carrying her”.
What are you carrying that perhaps you should
have put down?
Why not share your story below!
Best wishes and best stories