Oh, NO, We Missed An "R"!!!
You already know that Divine Openings is ultimately about your rediscovering how to drink from the spring of living water rather than stale, still water -- and direct experience of the Presence Within rather than relying on second-hand information, so you'll enjoy this that much more.
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This was sent around by one of our readers, Gabriele Kingwill of Germany, and we both got such a laugh, I wanted to share it with you:
A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.
He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript. So, the new monk goes to the head Abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up! In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies.
"We have been copying from the copies for centuries," the head monk says, "but you make a good point, my son."
He goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts are held as archives in a locked vault that hasn't been opened for hundreds of years.
Hours go by and nobody sees the old Abbot.
The young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him. He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing.
"We missed the R! We missed the R! We missed the R!"
His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is sobbing uncontrollably. The young monk asks the old abbot, 'What's wrong, father?'
With a choking voice, the old abbot replies, 'The word was..