Leo Tolstoy wrote a story, The Three Hermits. His friend Nicholas Roerich summarized the tale:
On an island there lived three old hermits. They were so simple that the only prayer they used was: “We are three; Thou art Three have mercy on us!”
Great miracles were manifested during this naive prayer.
A local bishop came to hear about the three hermits and their prayer, and he decided to visit them to teach them the canonical invocations. He arrived on the island, told the hermits that their heavenly petition was undignified, and taught them many of the customary prayers. The bishop then left on a boat. He saw, following the ship, a radiant light. As it approached, he discerned the three hermits, who were holding hands and running upon the waves in an effort to overtake the vessel.
“We have forgotten the prayers you taught us,” they cried as they reached the bishop, “and have hastened to ask you to repeat them.”
The awed bishop shook his head.
“Dear ones,” he replied humbly, “continue to live with your old prayer!”
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Eric, please come back. We miss you.
Thank you Reigh. It is good that this blog is still here for me. I do love what this blog is for me, a journal and a link to fellow explorers and friends of life. I am satisfied with yet another year of research and discoveries. I’ve really worked on my views and my beliefs and I see never there will be an end and this now is a wonderful knowing. I think I recall that I was overwhelmed and discouraged i my life a few years ago… that seems strange to me now. I’ve discovered being human as a condition, as a blessing, as discovery through being in a human form as spiritual presence, as my self, as aware.
I love the look and feel of you Website Reigh.
I think I will be posting here more again. 🙂
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Eric, I absolutely love this!!! This is so true. Many are held back by their “religiosity”. God can not be put in a box!
cindy knoke said:
Isn’t it interesting how we think we know what God wants. I think your hunt is on the right path.
Simple does it all the time. vw
& humor 🙂