The Herb Of Grace

Theology and Poetry, Politics and Prose

The Third Sunday in Lent, March 15th March 15, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joel @ 1:02 am

The knowledge that we do not and could never know-it-all is a gift. It would be a terrible burden if we could, one that most of our characters are not suited to bear. Thomas Á Kempis says that,

“All perfection in this life is accompanied by a measure of imperfection, and all our knowledge contains an element of obscurity.  A humble knowledge of oneself is a surer road to God than a deep searching of the sciences.  Yet learning itself is not to be blamed nor is the knowledge of anything to be despised, for true learning is good in itself and ordained by God.  But because many are more eager to acquire much learning than to live well, they often go astray, and bear little or no fruit.”

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