Isn’t it funny that many of us admit that “God works in mysterious ways” or that we must embrace the “unknown”, but yet we always seem to have the answers or be looking for the answers for everything. We want to get “it” right so bad, that sometimes we will live with answers that make no sense at all or are even harmful to ourselves or others just to hold onto being right. But, don’t feel bad about it. As the video with my daughter shows, it is very natural to try to come up with answers. Especially in this information age where all kinds of answers are easily accessible. It is probably even harder to walk around admitting our ignorance when we can so easily google almost anything on our smartphones. Heck, I made this video on a smartphone.
As Jet Li, the great master of giving a beat down to those bigger than him said when asked why he so intensely studied martial arts, “We can spend our whole lives acquiring knowledge and we will never know everything that can be known, has been known, or will be known. But at least I know how to kick butt.” (That might not be an exact quote.)
The point is that even if we become a master of one thing, we will never be a master of everything. We will always have to defer to someone who knows more than we do in some area of life. The only way to receive the infinite knowledge that we all seem to imitate is to constantly be willing to let go of what we think we know and defer to the One Source of all Being. That One who is the Isness in all that is. You know what I’m talking about. In the meantime play around with your imagination. Stretch. But realize that you don’t get it all for all. Because in the final analysis, what is truly worth knowing is always beyond the limited answers we can come up with.
1 Corinthians 3:18-20
Avoid Worldly Wisdom
Let no one be deceived. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let them become a fool that they may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “God catches the wise in their own craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise [of the material world], that they are futile.”