August 26: A Little Knowledge

A high-school girl, seated next to a famous astronomer at a dinner party, struck up a conversation with him by asking, “What do you do for a living?”

“I study astronomy,” he replied.

“Really?” said the teenager, wide-eyed.  “I finished astronomy last year.”

Many people stop growing mentally and spiritually at an early age.  Physically, they continue to develop, but spiritually they remain as six-year-olds.  Yet most of us do recognize that we have a lot to learn.

The words and actions of other people are one of the best sources of learning.  By appreciating those around us, by realizing how much one can share with them and gain from them, we inevitably grow daily in knowledge—and in love.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will become wiser still.  (Proverbs 9:9)

Holy Spirit, inspire me to learn about the people and places

that surround me—and about You as well.

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