“If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not of this world.

– Jesus (John 18:36)

How is it that we can be so impatient, and yet so often feel that we need more time?

The Pursuit of Knowledge.

“Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will cease; as for tongues, they will be stilled; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away…

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.”

– 1 Corinthians 13:8-10,12


Never do I feel more ignorant than when I browse the walls of a library. When I actually come close and look at the titles of each of these books, I feel overwhelmed with this sense of hopelessness; I am surrounded by such a wealth of knowledge, whose riches seem so valuable, but far too expansive to ever attain.

These are not books about nothing. When you read the outside covers of them, and choose to consider the information they contain, you can appreciate the effort someone went to in acquiring and expressing it. And, even though just about every book in my university library is of an incredibly specific topic, to my surprise almost every one of them that I take the time to read the back of actually seems pretty interesting. And as I put it back on the shelf, I so often wish I had the time to read it, and learn what it has to teach me.

There is so much to learn about the world, but just not enough time.

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