I appreciate my education. The ability to read books, which I so enjoy, and to even be able to write these words, is of incalculable worth to me.
Education, though wonderful, is limited. Quite frankly, the older I get the more I realize how little I know about anything. That may sound trite to you, but it is absolutely true. If being truly educated is realizing what you do not know, than I may be brighter than I think.
Thomas a Kempis, medieval monk and author of Imitation of Christ, one of the best known books on Christian devotion ever penned, weighed in on education by writing …
… it is more valuable to be at peace than to be highly educated.
A man’s good education is not what brings him peace. Peace is a matter of the heart. When I struggle with anxiety and jealousy and a desire to "be someone," I know that only surrendering to God’s Spirit can bring true peace to my heart. And when the fruit of peace ripens in my life, I am calm, relaxed and truly alive. No diploma has ever done that for me.