Monday, 17 November 2014
An Old Tale from Thomas Aquinas' Life
Posted by Supertradmum
The Master of the Order had died and the friars came to St. Thomas asking him to help them recommend a man for the role.
He asked of whom they were thinking.
"Friar Humbert is very holy, " noted one of the friars.
"Then," said Thomas, "you will all become saints."
"Friar Jordan is very compassionate, " said another. "Then, you will all learn compassion," noted Thomas.
"Friar Johnannes is very wise, " added a third friar. "Then, you will all learn wisdom, " replied Thomas.
"But," said a fourth friar, "Friar Alberto is very prudent." "Ah," said St. Thomas, "you will be ruled well, because recta ratio agibilium, prudence is right reason applied to practice."