The city on the other side

city on the other side - Ken Crane

city on the other side - Ken Crane

A hermit from the monastery of Sceta approached Abbot Theodore:

‘I know exactly what the purpose of life is. I know what God asks of man and I know the best way to serve Him. And yet, even so, I am incapable of doing everything I should be doing in order to serve the Lord.’

The Abbot remained silent for a long time. Then he said:

‘You know that there is a city on the other side of the ocean, but you have not yet found the ship or placed your baggage on board and crossed the sea.

‘Why then bother talking about it or about how we should walk its streets?

‘It is not enough to know what life is for or to know the best way to serve God.

‘Put your ideas into practice and the road will reveal itself to you.’

Posted by Paulo Coelho on his blog.

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One Response to “The city on the other side”

  1. Ken Crane Says:

    Thank you Keith!

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