Saturday, February 6, 2010

Learning and Knowledge

“How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?” So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me. If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood. John 7:15-18

Learning and Knowledge

So smart and yet so dangerous
self promoting, gloating and unaware
filled with rusting, dripping words
ideas dance seductively incandescnet light
reflects but does not illumine.

So weary and yet so expectant
deserving fame and fortune for brilliance
deceived by the mirror and the SATs
we climb on and fail to know our selves.

Huddled in carrels we silently loath
our classmates and idiotic professors
making designs on their jobs, their platforms
their entourage.

Broken hearts and small children left
the streets of the Square teems with strident
brilliance, saturated brains and lonely
awkward self-deception.

All are aching for a welcome, honor and
a home that fills the heart and mind
a simple joy that is created
a truth that does not sit alone.

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