Wednesday, May 16, 2018

An Orthodox Parable

A master departed, leaving his teaching to his three disciples. The eldest faithfully repeated what his master had taught him, changing nothing. Of the two younger, one added to the teaching, the other took away from it. At his return the master, without being angry with anyone, said to the two younger: “Thank your elder brother; without him you would not have preserved the truth which I handed over to you.” Then he said to the elder: “Thank your younger brothers; without them you would not have understood the truth I have entrusted to you.”

 from The Orthodox Church, by Timothy Ware, chapter 16, pages 332-333

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