Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Studdert Kennedy: certainty

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    Commemoration of Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, Priest, Poet, 1929
    He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?
    —Luke 6:39 (ESV)
    Religion leaves a million questions unanswered and apparently unanswerable. Its purpose and object is not to make a man certain and cocksure about everything but to make him certain about those things of which he must be certain if he is to live a human life at all. Religion does not relieve us from the duty of thought; it makes it possible for a man to begin thinking. It does not put an end to research and enquiry, it gives a basis from which real research is made possible and fruitful of results; a basis without which thinking only means wandering round in circles, and getting nowhere in the end, and research means battering at a brass door that bruises our knuckles, and does not yield by the millionth part of an inch.
    ... G. A. Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929), The Wicket Gate, London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1923, p. 33-34 (see the book)
    See also Luke 6:39; Isa. 9:16; Matt. 15:14; 23:16-26; John 8:31-32; 16:13; 1 Tim. 6:3-5
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are the source for all truth.
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