Soulful Sundays: Freedom in Surrender

An old Buddhist parable goes something like this:

Two monks, one elder, one younger, were chatting quietly as they walked the old road from the temple into town when they came upon a creek that was flowing swiftly with recent rain water. On their side of the creek was a young maiden who looked distraught. She could not safely cross on her own, so she asked the monks if one of them could carry her across. The older monk agreed, picked her up, and carried her to the other side. She thanked them gleefully and the two monks carried on their way, this time in silence. The younger monk could not believ