We should not be like a person who for most of the time works with someone else to accomplish a task but near the finish shows exaggerated zeal in order to receive alone full credit for the work. This would be like two soldiers having jointly defeated the enemy, but one pretending to be the sole hero of the battle in order to collect the medals and promotion for himself alone.
Copyright Brian Beresford, 1977, 1996. Excerpted from Advice from a Spiritual Friend, with permission of Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville MA 02144 U.S.A, www.wisdompubs.org
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