Distractions in Prayer and St. Bernard

A friend boasted to St. Bernard that he had no distractions. St. Bernard admitted that he had trouble with distractions. One day the two of them were out riding on horseback and St. Bernard said he would give his friend his horse if he got off his horse and could pray the Our Father without any distractions. His friend got as far as, “Give us this day our daily bread” when he looked at St. Bernard and asked, “Can I have the saddle too?”

Told by Archbishop Fulton Sheen in a broadcast.