The Correct Answer

A monk of the early period confronted his pupils with a difficult, perplexing, theological question.

One by one, they all attempted to answer. When it came to the last one to speak, he said:

"I don't know."

And the monk commended him for the correct answer.

(I found this cool little story in Teach Us to Pray by the Belgian trappist, Andre' Louf.)


Chris said…
It has always amazed me how we argue with such vigor about the things we cannot know. And those who are convinced of their position most, are usually either the ones who have not studied the other side, or are responsible to teach those who will not look.
Anonymous said…
We have to mature to realize how little any of us knows.

Oh, if we were only as smart as our kids!

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