How shall we now live?

Here is a facebook entry by Leonard Sweet that triggered a memory for me:

Leonard Sweet “You’re hopeless, you religion scholars! You took the key of knowledge, but instead of unlocking doors, you locked them” (Lk11:52 TheMessage

Reminds me of the story about a young couple who, because they were happily expecting their first baby, were reading and studying everything about babies they could get their hands on. Not too long after the baby was born they were frantically looking through their books to find any answer to their child’s constant crying. In desperation, and hoping to get some sage advice, they called an older friend who had many children. Her suggestion: “Put down the book. Pick up the baby.”

Could it be those of us who are seen as ‘religion scholars’ should be putting the books away and start reaching out for those around us in distress? This action is so much more difficult, but so beautiful. “And the Word became flesh..”

(I have no idea why this post is underlined. I have tried to remove it, but can’t seem to figure out how!)

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