Easier Said Than Done.

Proverbs 9:7-9
Whoever instructs the cynic gets insulted;
whoever corrects the wicked gets hurt.
Don’t correct the impudent, or they will hate you;
correct the wise, and they will love you.
Teach the wise, and they will become wiser;
inform the righteous, and their learning will increase.

“The wise are not wise because they make no mistakes. They are wise because they correct their mistakes as soon as they recognize them.”
― Orson Scott Card, Xenocide

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
Laozi, Tao Te Ching

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
Albert Einstein

“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”
Confucius

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

If wisdom is not knowing, or knowing you don’t know, then we will be constant learners. We will lean on the words of the Bible, of people we trust, of wise sages. We will not get caught up in our own ego, but continue to learn in humility.

Easier said than done.

Lord, help me to enter this time of Lent with an open and willing heart. Remind me that you are the great Teacher and I am your humble learner. Amen.

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