Sunday, April 04, 2004

The Catholic and the Moslem

by Paulo Coelho

During lunch I was talking to a Catholic priest and a young Moslem man. When the waiter passed by carrying a tray, everyone served themselves except the Moslem, who was observing the annual fast prescribed in the Koran.

When lunch was over and the people were leaving, one of the guests could not refrain from commenting: "see how fanatic the Moslems are! It's a good job you have nothing in common with them."

"But we do," said the priest. "They try to serve God as much as I do. We just follow different laws."

And he added: "what a pity that people only see the differences that separate them from one another. If they looked with more love, they would see mainly what we have in common - and that would be the solution to half of the world's problems."

I'll note The Alchemist from Paulo Coelho sometimes latter. But before that, I want to quote that story above (taken from Warrior of the Light 65th ed>.

That and the open letter of Thank you, President Bush is really something!! Mr. Coelho, my salute for you!

April 4th, 2004 - 1 Year Anniversary of Gulf War II