Saturday, October 6, 2012
From the blog "Christ and the Tao"
From the blog "Christ and the Tao" by David B.
The city of Aosta, Anselm’s hometown, rests in a narrow valley surrounded by ten thousand foot peaks on three sides. Anselm believed (it seems more literally than most young hikers) that heaven was to be found above the tree line. One night in a dream, he was told to climb a mountain to the court of God. On the way up, he passed women who were reaping the king’s grain in a slip-shod and lazy manner. Received by God and his steward at court (everyone else was out working the harvest), the steward presented him with the “whitest of bread” to eat.
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