The beginning of wisdom is knowing that I do not know, and therefore I can be taught. If I think that I know everything about myself, the world or God, not only do I rob myself of the ‘gems’ of new data, but also miss the opportunities to grow into a better person.
Just like the crowd in today’s gospel (Lk. 4:14-22), our Lord is willing to teach us and lead us into the light. His words have the power to heal, strengthen and illuminate our minds, bodies and spirits. Dare to listen, choose to learn and become better disciples.
Lord Jesus, touch our ears so that we may listen, understand and be shaped by the power of Your words. May our lives truly reflect that we are Your disciples, who hunger for Your wisdom that leads us into eternal life. Amen.