Today’s “Big Amen of the Day to That!” is a humbling word about humility from Socrates (culled from the book How to Think Like a Wise Person).
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
Too bad that such wisdom is lost on the hyper-arrogant President, the hyper-arrogant Congress and the growing herd of hyper-arrogant presidential wannabes.
I mean, Pollyanna Paul is keenly aware that leaders in any field usually have at least a touch of arrogance and usually more than a touch. And I was a pretty cocky reporter in my time, and I’ll admit to being a cocky blawger-minister-male person more often than I really care to admit. (I like to think I’m, ahem, confident rather than, uh, cocky.)
But how refreshing it would be for just one of our leaders to say just one time something like, “Look, it’s a very complicated issue and I don’t pretend to know all the answers. But here’s where I am on this issue right now and here’s what I’m convinced we should do. . . . ”
It seems to me that Jesus and Paul showed us that there is power and strength in humility, and humility in strength and power–assuming that strength and power are used appropriately, that is.
And finally, why is there so much abortion and so little of this?
And second happy birthday to my adopted Belizean baby Ludy Paulita McKay!