Disobedience | Obedience

Jesuit and Dominican priest who had been boyhood friends, having gone to school together, then went into priesthood in their respective orders at the same time. Determined to stay in contact with each other, they met once a month. At one such meeting, they were discussing whether their respective superiors would allow them to smoke while they were meditating. They met a month later, and the Jesuit asked the Dominican how he came out. The Dominican said that his superior said absolutely not! The Jesuit said that he had received a posititve response. The Dominican asked the Jesuit how that could be, especially since the Jesuit order was believed to be the more rigid order. “Well,” the Jesuit said.”I asked if I could smoke while I was meditating, and my superior said, absolutely not!” “That’s where you made your mistake,” said the Dominican, “I simply asked my superior if I could meditate while smoking-and my superior said,…

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