The Monster In The River

"The village priest was distracted at his prayer by the children. To get rid of them he said, “Hurry to the river and you will see a monster breathing fire through his nostrils.” 

Soon the whole village had heard of this monstrous apparition and was rushing to the river. The priest too joined the crowd. As he panted his way through four solid miles, he kept saying to himself, “It is true I invented the story. But you never can tell I” 

A good way to believe in the gods we have created is to convince others of their existence."
from the book "Song Of The Bird" by Anthony de Mello truth, OdiliaCarmen