Thursday, September 09, 2004

Coin of the Realm

A Sufi teaching story, from the writings of Farid ad-Din Attar of Nishapur...

Some Israelites reviled Jesus as he walked through their part of town. He answered them by repeating prayers in their name.

His disciples asked Him, "You prayed for these men—did you not feel incensed against them?"

Jesus replied, "I could repay them only with what I had in my purse."

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