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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wisdom of Sirach

Some people you just can't get through to. You can talk to them until you're blue in the face and they still won't get it. It's like telling an infant that your arm will not produce for them milk (this actually happened last night with a friend and his baby girl.) But I can't explain it well enough so I'll let Sirach...

Like a house in ruins is wisdom to a fool,
and to the ignorant, knowledge is talk
that has no meaning.
-Sirach 21.18

Whether you're trying to keep your loved one from making a mistake or you're trying to open the eyes of another, remember this verse. They might not always take it the way you want them to, and therefore you must let go. You cannot instill knowledge into someone who does not want it. You cannot open the eyes of a fool if they refuse to see the light. We do not have control of them. They have their own will and we can only hope and pray they use it well. (Just as I hope and pray to our Lord that I use mine well.)


  1. Great post! I am looking forward to reading more of your thoughts.

  2. aw thanks! And I look forward to having you read them! ;) Sirach has been one of my fav books for about 10 yrs now. Amazing stuff.