Sunday, January 02, 2005

Augustine and the Child at the Seashore

One day Augustine was walking along the seashore, thinking about the Trinity. He came upon a child who had dug a hole in the sand and was busy filling it with buckets of seawater.

Augustine: "What are you doing?"

Child: "I am trying to empty the ocean into this hole."

Augustine: "But that’s impossible!"

Child: "No more impossible than your comprehending the Trinity."

Question: Could there be something the possibility of which the mind of man cannot comprehend, or is the mind of man the measure of the real?