Sometimes I wish I could spend my days doing nothing but reading. Swallow books whole, devour them, tear out the pages and eat them like a wild animal. Just like God told Ezekiel, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” And Ezekiel says, “So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.”

In the book of Proverbs, Solomon says, “Call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding …” I desire this for my students – a fervor for knowledge. A passion to discover the world and to seek truth.

And yet … balance is needed.

1. Knowledge does not equal wisdom, and wisdom is what really matters in the end. Simply knowing things is not enough. Wisdom means developing a certain way of life.

2. Wisdom can be found in the most unexpected places. Uneducated, ordinary, unimpressive people often embody the soul of wisdom, living lives of love and purpose and fruitfulness.

2. Knowledge can lead to pride. Pride is the greatest blindness of all.

So I will try to seek the middle road. To learn and live and seek the gift of wisdom.

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