Sunday, January 4, 2009

A drink with Saint Ghalib

The text for this Sunday's sermon comes from The Oxford India Ghalib (p. 10), where editor Ralph Russell writes:

"When a man read him a lecture against wine-drinking and told him that the prayers of the wine-drinker are never granted, Ghalib replied: 'My friend, if a man has wine, what does he need to pray for?' "

As luck would have it, this needs no explication.

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