Moral Upbringing

     On the subject of the moral upbringing of children, the Master once had this to say:

     “When I was a teenager, my father warned me about certain places in the city.

     He said, ‘Don’t ever go into a night club, son.’

     ‘Why not, father?’ I said.

     ‘Because you’ll see tings that you shouldn’t.’

     “This, of course, aroused my curiosity.  And at the first opportunity I got I went into a night club.”

     The disciples asked, “And did you see something you shouldn’t have?”

     “I certainly did,” said the Master.  “I saw my father.”

– Anthony de Mello, More One Minute Nonsense