Nasrudin – the eternal character of Sufi legends – was standing on his doorstep when he saw a teacher passing by with his pupils.
“Where are you off to?” he asked.
“We’re going to pray that God puts a stop to corruption, for He always heeds the prayers of children,” answered the teacher.
“A good education would have put an end to that already. Teach the youngsters to be more responsible than their parents and uncles.”
The teacher felt offended: “What an example of lack of faith! The prayers of children can change anything!”
“God listens to all who pray. If he only listened to the prayers of children there wouldn’t be a single school in the whole country, for there is nothing they hate more than their teachers.”
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