I Corinthians 3: 18-21
Do not deceive yourselves. If you think that you are wise in this age, you should become fools so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” So let no one boast about human leaders.
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Honestly, this is the appointed text for next Sunday. This letter from Paul was written a long time ago but screams out to us like the emergency weather alerts. We humans have a regular habit of getting too big for our britches. We long to stuff ourselves with information. We especially want to be wise - to have the inside information but we become agents of danger when we believe that we know more than anyone else. Boasting about human leaders doesn't make us any wiser either. I have a quote on the wall of my office that was uttered by the comic strip character Charlie Brown. It says "The more I learn, the more I learn how much I have to learn." It was true when I put in on my first office over 30 years ago and it is true today. This is what I have learned: Jesus is Lord. That doesn't make me wiser than anyone else. It means I am still learning what that means.
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Holy God, open us to an awareness of our foolishness to make room for far greater wisdom. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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