TALES OF THE CITY OF GOD
Wisdom Stories of All Peoples
This is a book of stories, or, as I prefer to call them, "wisdom stories". They are stories, because they entertain us with their wit and informality, and they are wisdom stories, because each of them contains a small seed of hidden reflection which can makes us think and reflect on the deep things of life and existence. We learn while we enjoy. The story tells everything while it says nothing, opens windows without forcing us to look through them, mentions nobody while it means all humans, makes us smile while inside we ponder. That is the art of the Orient, the gentle invitation to wisdom and love with the formula: "He who has ears to hear with, let him hear."