THE KEY TO KNOWLEDGE

Thursday: 15th October, 2020

Luke 11:52 Woe to you experts in the law! You have taken away the key to knowledge. You didn’t go in yourselves, and you hindered those who were trying to go in.”

As a tutor, I understand and appreciate that there are very different kinds of students, each with their unique style of learning. Personally, I don’t mind studying together as a group but it was not really my go to study design. I preferred to study independently but very readily reach out to others when I needed help. There were however those who prefer to be on their own for rather malicious reasons, in their minds “if anybody else knows what I know, that works against me”.

Like the teachers of the laws, such people hold something akin to the ‘key of knowledge’, but they won’t grant access to any other person. You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free: the crust of this message is ‘knowing’ because without it, there is no truth and consequently, no freedom either.

I don’t know what it is but there is so much intense competition which has ignited an unusual appetite for an individual or institution to sometimes hold on to knowledge that could be beneficial to many. Does it build our confidence or is it just puff us up? Is it to make us superior and everyone else inferior because we know what they don’t? Or is our intention to gain an advantage by virtue of what we know?

Beloved, a keys are intended to provide access to a door thus whenever we find ourselves standing first in line before a locked door, a door to knowledge- to the truth but have a key in hand, our decision not to open up may not be applauded. But bearing in mind also that the doors to some knowledge are to be kept closed, we need to rather take stock of what our actions mean for us and the many who stand behind us.

#sly

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