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Main : Books : One Minute Wisdom

Pragmatism
  by: Anthony de Mello, SJ, One Minute Wisdom

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The disciple was planning her wedding banquet and declared that out of love for the poor she had gotten her family to go against convention by seating the poor guests at the head of the table and the rich guests at the door.

She looked into the Master's eyes, expecting his approval.

The Master stopped to think, then said, "That would be most unfortunate, my dear. No one would enjoy the wedding. Your family would be embarrassed, your rich guests insulted and your poor guests hungry, for they would be too self-conscious at the head of the table to eat their fill."




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