We missed worship at NorthHaven this past Sunday, although I hear that there was an exceptional sermon by Bryan Partridge. Instead, I was at the 2014 meeting of the Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers. A common theme of the presentations that I heard was the virtue of humility, one that seems often missing from academic life. This week’s prayer:
Protect me from the temptationnto mistake sarcasm for honesty,ncynicism for realism,nand cleverness for wisdom.
Cleanse my heart from anythingnthat keeps me from lovingnand learning from everyonenthat you place in my path,nespecially those that make me uncomfortable.
Teach me to rejoice in the differences,nfor what can I learnnfrom those that alreadynthink as I do,nbelieve as I do,nand speak as I do?