Tuesday, January 31, 2012

St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco
An apocryphal story about Don John Bosco:
Don Bosco was lying by a riverbed meditating and eating an apple when one of his contemporaries, a merchant, came upon him and asked, "Don Bosco! How can you just sit all day and eat apples? There is much to do!"
The priest asked, "And what things, brother?"
"And to what end?"
"So that you may have money!"
"And to what end?"

"So you can do things for yourself and family."
"And to what end?"

"So you can be able to retire and enjoy your life."
"And to what end is that?"
"So you can relax by the riverbed, think about the Lord and have an apple in leisure."
Don Bosco smiled and said, "Why work? I am doing that right now!"