Have you heard the story of the two monks?
Two monks go for a walk in the woods. Now mind you, these are monks who have taken a vow of silence and celibacy.
They are enjoying the beauty of the trees, the birds singing, the rush of water, when they hear a young lady crying.
Soon they come upon her at the river's edge.
Seeing her distress, the first monk asks her, what is the matter? The second monk is aghast, how could monk number 1 break his silence?
The young lady must cross the river, yet alas, she cannot swim and it seems impossible that she will ever get to her destination. Monk number 1, picks her up and brings her safely across the river. After much thanks to the monk, she goes on her happy way.
Monk number 2, is practically having a seizure. How in the world could his buddy have broken so many rules? He is righteous in his indignation. Now he must break his vow of silence and let monk number 1 know how wrong he is in ways!
For miles and miles, monk number 2 rattles on about the horror of it all! Finally monk number 1 turns to him and says, "You must be awfully tired."
Surprised by the comment, monk number 2 says, "Excuse me?"
"Why I put that young lady down miles ago at the river's edge. Yet you continue to carry her.", replies monk number 1.