Koinonia (koinonia) wrote,

The aged Abba Moses and the young novice are traveling through the
desert. As evening draws, they set up their tent, pray compline, and
both are soon asleep. Some hours later, Abba Moses wakes his faithful
novice. "Look up at the sky and tell me what you see."

The young monk replies, "Abba, I see millions of stars." "What does
that tell you?" asks Abba Moses. The young monk ponders for a
minute. "Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of
galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells
me that Saturn is in Leo. Chronologically, it appears to be
approximately quarter past three. Theologically, it's evident the Lord
is all-powerful, and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically,
it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you,

Abba Moses is silent for a moment, and then says, "You have learned
much but you see nothing!?! Someone has stolen our tent!" :)
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