Sunday, April 12, 2015

On the teaching of truth...

"Persons who are taught by truth and not by symbols or deceitful words are really blessed and happy, for they learn truth in itself.  Our own opinions and lack of knowledge often lead us astray, because we do not know the truth as it is.  

What good will it do us to learn many things, the knowledge of which will not help us on judgment day, nor hurt us if we do not know them?  It is foolish not to learn those things which are necessary for us and to waste our time on those that merely satisfy our curiosity and hurt us in the end.  For if we do so, we have eyes but cannot see."

The Imitation of Christ, Chapter Three