Times were hard. Now this! Many were concerned that Support would not continue from the people once word of this spread! One of the senior monks had been caught with a married woman by her husband! The monks wanted to throw him out. The Abbott refused. Tension had been building all day Finally the senior monks banded together and insisting upon a general meeting that all should attend they called the people up from the town. The monks had their best guy deliver their ultimatum. "He goes or we all go!" When the people stopped murmuring the Abbott spoke to them. "You are all fine good men. You have no need of anyone to be watching over you." He continued that he was confident they would all find places with the other monasteries as they were men who could be trusted on any day. They were thunderstruck, they hadn't believed for a minute it would go sideways like this! "Why? Why!!?" " If I abandon this man, where will he go? Who will have him? After we have rejected him? How will he ever learn to become as you are?" When even the wronged husband said he'd rather the man stay a monk than be out chasing married women... No further mention was made of this matter. But that's another story.