Thursday, February 24, 2011

Excommunicated from Heaven .1

"Once when the Master, the holy Ari, was sitting in the House of study with his disciples he looked at one of them and said to him, Go out from here, for today you are excommunicated from heaven. The disciple fell at the feet of the Master and said to him, What is my sin; I will repent for it. So the Master said to him: It is because of the chickens you have at home. You have not fed them for two days, and they cry out to God in their hunger. God will forgive you on condition you see to it that before you leave for prayers in the morning you give food to your chickens. For they are dumb animals and they cannot ask for their food."