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The Two Farmers Story - Inspirational Reflection

Brotherly Love

Pure Intentions Can Never Go Wrong Two brothers worked together on a family farm. One was unmarried and the other married with children. They shared what they grew equally as they always did, produce and profit. But one day, the single brother said to himself, “You know, it’s not right that we should share the […]

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The Lizard Story -stories for reflection

The Lizard Story

A Simple Strategy on How A Simple Gesture Of Friendship Can Win an Enemy A student with great interest in an enthusiasm for the Third World went to India and soon suffered a culture shock. Suddenly, everything annoyed him: the climate, the food, the living conditions, the strange mysterious faces around him. But what really […]

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Father and Son

Priorities

A child arrived the other day… He came to the world in the usual way. But there were planes to catch and bills to pay… He learned to walk while I was away. And he was talking before I knew it. And as he grew, he’d say, “I’m gonna be like you…” My son turned […]

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Trust

As he lay on his hospital deathbed in Melbourne, an Australian Marist Brother told his gathered friends and relatives the story of his spirituality. It came from a personal experience he had a few years ago, when he met the “Flying Rodleighs” after a circus performance in Freiburgh, Germany. He told them: “One day I […]

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Who Got Carried Away?

Two monks were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was falling. Coming around the bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection. “Come on, girl,” said the first monk. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud. The second […]

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Reflections on Compassion

The Monk and the Scorpion

Reflections on Compassion Two monks were washing their bowls in the river when they noticed a scorpion that was drowning. One monk immediately scooped it up and set it upon the bank. In the process he was stung. He went back to washing his bowl and again the scorpion fell in. The monk saved the […]

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