Related commentaries – Rules

An Example From Marriage – Romans 7:1 – 7:13

The Man Who Could Only Say Two Words

A man decided to join a monastery and one of the rules of the group was that you were only allowed to speak two words every ten years. At the end of ten years he said, “Bad food!” Ten more years went by and he said, “Hard bed!” Finally, on his 30th anniversary with the brothers, he thundered, “I quit!” And the priest in charge responded, “You might as well. All you do is complain anyway.” (Source Unknown).