Thursday, October 27, 2011
Awakening from Sleep!
The ‘Sisters of Mercy’ were about to be sent as missionaries out into the world of sin. So, Mother Superior had one last question to ask each nun before deciding which of them were best fitted for the hazardous tasks ahead.
"Sister Agatha," she asked the first, "What would you do if you were walking along a deserted street at night and a stranger approaches you and makes indecent advances?"
"Oh, Holy Mother of God!" gasped the nun, "May all the saints forbid! Why, I would get down on my knees and pray to the Holy Virgin that my soul might be saved."
Mother Superior noted that Sister Agatha might be better suited to more domestic work. Then the same question was asked of Sister Agnes, who replied, "Why, I would punch him in the nose...and then start running down the street as fast as I could, shouting 'Help, help!'"
Mother Superior noted Sister Agnes as one of the possible candidates for the missionary work. Next she asked Sister Theresa, who began, "Well, first I would pull his trousers down...."
Mother Superior choked a little, but Sister Theresa continued. "...And then I would pull my dress up, and then...."
"Sister Theresa," interrupted the senior nun, "Now what kind of an answer is that ...?"
"Well," said Sister Theresa, "I just figure that I can run faster with my dress up than the stranger can, with his trousers down ...!"
Moral of the Story ....
Friends, one who is in sleep can understand a language which appeals to one’s sleep. One understands only that which triggers some process in one’s being. The sleeping humanity can only understand & hear certain things. The other things are not heard or even if heard they are misunderstood. Anything that helps one to go on sleeping, postponing, appeals.
Although there is no path to wake one up, spiritual processes do invoke certain discipline. It has something to do with one’s consciousness. It simply means a certain space, a certain context has to be created around, in which awakening is easier than falling asleep.
Spiritual processes are like sprinkling cold water on the face of a sleeping person, so that, he wakes up from his slumber. Friends, it may not give us a certain character, it certainly gives us a context.
Have a Great Day Friends!!
Posted by Sunita C Bhagatjee