Imitation – Post 1

Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars. [The Imitation of Christ, I.2]

Great knowledge and education are fine things, but cannot be compared to loving God; and they turn out to be evils if they turn us away from God because we become so self-assured about our own brains. Better the farmer who loves God humbly than the theologian who stumbles over the letters trailing his name (Ph.D., or whatever).

There is a false humility too which smugly looks at the well-educated man, and this is no better than the professor’s pride.

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