On Being a Student…

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Socrates, the father of Greek philosophy, famously stated “All I know is that I know nothing.” How can it be that this man, one of, if not the most intelligent man in ancient Greece, claims to know “nothing”? This attitude of the eternal student is the anecdote to an inflated ego. When Christ tells his disciples “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew18:3).” children are dependent upon the protection, guidance and instruction of their parents and teachers as they navigate through life with playful curiosity. Like Children, God wants us to depend on him, he wants to be eternal students always learning and never claiming to know everything. The story of Icarus has much to teach us about this “know nothing” attitude; Icarus using his man made wings to fly, ignoring the warning of his father, flew too close to the sun and in an instant Icarus went from sharing the air with eagles to plunging to his death. Lets renew the student within and turn to our Lord and say with confidence “Jesus I trust in you!”   

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