Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Two Monks at the granary
Once upon a time, the two monks, Abba Abercrombie and Abba Nelson met in front of a granary belonging to a monastery. Abba Nelson asked his elder "If this granary is full of food and the hungry wait outside the walls, has this monastery not failed in its calling?"
Abba Abercrombie wisely answered, "Not at all, brother. The people would not stay in the granary nor the grain remain outside the wall."
REDISTRIBUTION, n. The art of making sausage in live casing.