The Parable Of Brother Leo

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
September 1, 2001

An old legend tells of a French monastery that was well-known throughout Europe

because of the extraordinary leadership of a man known only as Brother Leo.

Several monks began a pilgrimage to visit Brother Leo to learn from him. Almost

immediately, the monks began to bicker as to who should do various chores. On

the third day they met another monk who was also going to the monastery.

This monk never complained or shirked a duty. Whenever the others would fight

over a chore, he would gracefully volunteer to do it himself. By the last day,

the other monks were following his example, and everyone worked together


When they reached the monastery and asked to see Brother Leo, the man who

greeted them laughed. “But our brother is among you!” pointing to the fellow who

had joined them late in the trip.

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