I Peter 3:15 (KJV) But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear
A college philosophy professor asked just one question on his final exam. He picked up a chair, put it on his desk, and wrote on the blackboard, ‘Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist.’
Most students wrote feverishly for the entire hour, some of them churning out twenty pages of heady philosophical logic. But one student turned in her paper after less than a minute, and she was the only one to get an A. What did she write? Two simple words: ‘What chair?’
Engaging people in a gentle, respectful, yet influential manner is an art. There are numerous ideological and emotional pitfalls to avoid with balanced decision-making skills and alert reasoning. But this young philosophy student has learned something that we too must learn: sometimes the wisest argument is no argument at all. I am learning there are somethings you just leave alone and at the divine time, something’s God will make known!
Point to ponder- As Seminary adjunct professor I love the idea of using what God has given me to make a difference in the life of others! Are you making a difference in the life of those around you? Your answer will tell you everything!
Quote Frederick Buechner- “Faith is not being sure where you’re going but going anyway.”
Pastor James Baker, Jr.