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A Proverb

Written by R.A. Loyd

 

A young monk spoke to an elder after the liturgy service. “Why such formality? Why do we not merely worship as we will, in the Spirit?”

 

The elder replied, “The spirit is for heaven, but the body for earth. For, ‘God made the expanse and seperated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And God called the expanse Heaven,’ and, ‘For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead'”

 

“Therefore,” the elder continued, “let image and structure be on earth, as they are in heaven.”

 

At this, the young monk went away enlightened.

 


 

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