Words of Wisdom Page 4

WISDOM OF THE SAINTS

This first part is about some of the stuff that Catholics have said, in Australian idiom/ modern language.  We begin with the Desert Fathers.  EXPLANATION

My favorite Desert Father story is about the most famous one of all, St Antony.  He said famously,

“The time is coming when people will be insane, and when they see someone who is not insane they will attack that person, saying “You are insane, because you are not like us.”

I relate to this because even though I feel like I’m the same as everyone else in many ways, I’m probably decidedly eccentric.  I say stupid stuff to my wife like “I didn’t drink the water.”  Which means everyone gets a lot of their info from the same sources, but I’ve always been a little outside the circle.  Obviously, my wife doesn’t always know what I’m talking about, but that’s okay with me.  I have to learn her language and her language is love.  That’s what speaks to her- me washing the dishes and helping her around the house.  I’m trying to do that bit better now.  So, on with the stories.

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