Sunday, 21 February 2021
The Lenten temptations of Eccles
1. So, the season of Lent having arrived, Eccles went into the wilderness to pray. 2. And the Devil came unto him in his hermitage, and said "Eccles, why dost thou not go for a walk, and sit on the ground, eating the food known as pic-nic?" 3. For it was the time of plague, and the Devil had said these words to tempt him. 4. And Eccles replied, "Man cannot live by picnics alone. Besides there is a fine of ten thousand gold pieces for anyone who picnicketh at these times. For picnics kill people."