The Overly Spiritual Monk

Charles Spurgeon
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A certain monk went to a monastery, determined to give himself up entirely to contemplation and meditation. When he reached the place he saw all the monks at work, tilling the ground, plowing, or trimming the vines round the monastery. He very solemnly observed as he entered, “Do not work for the food…
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