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May 30, 2016

Wise words from Ronnie…

Ronnie McBrayer

ProcrustesIn ancient Greece, religious pilgrims made a twelve-mile journey from the city of Athens to worship at the holy shrines in Eleusis. The road – a white, stony path through the verdant plain to the sea – was called “the sacred way.” But not all those found along this road could be considered holy. One such individual was a nefarious blacksmith and innkeeper named Procrustes.

Preying upon the tired and unwary, he would invite pilgrims to spend the night at his roadside bed and breakfast. Many a sojourner accepted this offer of hospitality as his home was immaculately clean, his kindness so timely, and his appearance resembling that of a benevolent grandfather sitting on the porch smoking his pipe.

Before a traveler knew it, he was well-fed, had enjoyed a steaming bath, and was tucked neatly into Procrustes’ guest bedroom where the bed, according to the innkeeper’s claim, would transform…

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