The following is excerpted from Power Surge by Michael W. Foss, which I am reading for my Christian Education class at MSR (my last course, almost finished). I wanted to record it here to remember it:
A delightful tale from czarist Russia tells of a priest who was walking along minding his own business when a royal guard stopped him at gunpoint. The guard demanded, "What is your name? Why are you here, and where are you going?"Those are three good questions to keep asking ourselves:
The priest gazed quizzically at the soldier and then asked, "How much do they pay you to do this work?"
The soldier, somewhat taken aback, replied, "Why, three kopeks a month."
"I'll pay you thirty kopeks a month if you will stop me every week and ask me these same questions," the priest said.
- Power Surge, p 128
- Who am I?
- Why am I here?
- Where am I going?