Between Faith and Prayer

‘Is there anything more important than prayer?’ a disciple asked his teacher.The teacher told the disciple to go to a nearby tree and cut off a branch. The disciple obeyed.‘Is the tree still alive?’ asked the teacher.‘As alive as it was before.’‘Then go over there and slice through its roots.’‘If Read more…

The Giant Tree

A carpenter and his apprentices were travelling through the province of Qi in search of building materials. They saw a giant tree; five men all holding hands could not encompass its girth, and its crown reached almost to the clouds. ‘Let’s not waste our time with this tree,’ said the Read more…