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By Fr Jim Cogley

A lady left home and walked towards the town center to do some shopping. She was rather annoyed to find that wherever she went the place had a bad smell. In the grocery store she said to the clerk, ‘phew it sure smells rotten in here’ and got out as fast as she could. Next in the dry cleaners she frowned at the smell that she attributed to the chemicals used. In the bank while withdrawing some money there was also a sewer like smell and she wondered how employees could work under such conditions, so she lodged a complaint along with her cheques. Returning home and removing her shoes she was disgusted to find that earlier in the day she had stepped in something and so it was she herself who had been carrying the foul smell around wherever she went. The truth is that we see, hear and even smell things not as they are but as we are.


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