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A Great Four Word Question

December 2, 2016

True story, short version: while a student I had dinner with the President of Princeton Theological Seminary. In the course of conversation he asked, “What are you reading?



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  1. Karen Comeau permalink

    Little world of Dom Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi. written in 1950. It is about a village priest in Italy and his inactions with the mayor, a debit communist. Dom Camillo often has conversations with Christ. And Christ talks back..
    ” Lord, if I have been a worthy servant to you, grant me one small favor. Let me at least hit him with the candle. After all Lord, what is a candle?”

    No, replied Christ comma your hands are made for blessing.

    Dom Camillo sighed genuflected and left the altar as he turned to make the final sign of the cross he found himself exactly behind Pipino who knelt at the altar Rail and appeared absorbied in prayer.

    Lord, grown dumb Camelio, clasping his hands and looking at the crucifix, my hands were made for blessing but not my feet.

    There’s something in that, reply Christ, but I warn you, just one.


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