“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” Albert Einstein
Learning more about our miraculous bodies or the grandeur of the universe that we live in are great places to start. For instance, here are some questions that have come to my mind about our universe.
- When did humanity on Earth really begin?
- How many people have ever lived on earth?
- Are Jesus and Christ one and the same?
- How long has Christ existed? Why is it important to understand this?
- What happened to the billions of people that have lived on Earth when they died before Jesus came to the Earth?
- What does living with ‘the attitude of Christ’ really mean?
- How little do I know in reference to what is yet to be known?
- What value would there be in simply understanding and embracing this concept?
Why is it important to keep on learning? No doubt to keep our minds sharp. In my case, though, it isn’t as much about learning the answers to the questions, as it is to help me understand how much I really don’t know. As a result it is helping me to not hold so tightly to my views and perceptions. The most freeing thing is that I no longer need to try to convince others that I’m right. It certainly is helping me find peace and joy in life. Having faith in the instruction of our creator to be ‘anxious for nothing but thankful in everything’ manifests this.
If we realize that we don’t have all the answers, wouldn’t it be easier and less stressful to accept people that think differently than we do? As a result, isn’t it likely that it would be much easier for us to love our neighbors as ourselves as well as to love our enemies and pray for them? Isn’t this what God wants us to do? For most of us, isn’t this the very foundation of our faith?
The Book of Ultimate Wisdom gives us this insight in I Corinthians 8:2 MLT
“Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn't really know very much.”