Lest We Think Too Highly of Ourselves

This thought even though 600 years old seem just right for our times.

Thomas à Kempis—But if Christ is amongst us, then it is necessary that we sometimes yield up our own opinion for the sake of peace. Who is so wise as to have perfect knowledge of all things? Therefore trust not too much to thine own opinion, but be ready also to hear the opinions of others. Though thine own opinion be good, yet if for the love of God thou foregoest it, and followest that of another, thou shalt the more profit thereby.

We like to say, “I have a right to my opinion.” I say that we have the right to think. Not the right to shout my unfounded opinion louder than the next person.

Are we “so wise as to have perfect knowledge of all things”?

Perhaps listening to others with love is the perfect response.

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