In the midst of impending fatherhood, nearly full-time studies, and full-time ministry work, one would think that I lacked the time to learn and pursue other interests. Yet that is the crux of the Learner – I will never stop learning. My desire to learn will never be satisfied.
And I love it.
I love and hate this quote from Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton,
“We do not want to be beginners. But let us be convinced of the fact that we will never be anything else but beginners, all our life!”
I hate that! I don’t want to be a beginner, I want to be an expert. Why else am I learning? But when I meditate on the truth of those words I realize that this is the attitude I need to adopt in order to prevent pride from seeping into my life. Continue Reading…