Sunday, August 18, 2013

ON WISDOM: An Imagined Conversation with God

An imagined conversation:

"Lord, please grant me wisdom."
"How?"
"Hunh?"
"This wisdom you're asking for. How should I get it to you?"
"Uhhh..."
"Have I not given you the ability to read?"
"Yes."
"Do you not have available in written form the law of Moses, the wisdom of Solomon, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the teachings of Peter, Paul and John?"
"Yes."
"Beyond all of that, have I not placed you within walking distance of a public library where you can read everything they have for free?"
"Yes."
"Have I not allowed you to acquire a device which you carry in your pocket, which you can use to ask essentially the entire world any question you want, 24 hours a day?"
"Yes."
"Are there not people in your life right now who are favorably disposed toward you, of whom you could inquire regarding their areas of expertise?"
"I guess."
"You guess?"
"Yes, there are."
"So, this wisdom you're asking for, what else do I need to do to deliver it to you? Inject it into your veins?"
"Can I get back to you on that?"
"Yeah. Do that."
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