Being in the Know


I'm an IT Trainer.  It's a career awash with acronyms and jargon including stuff like SMTP, KETLS, "non-orthogonal directives" and "Knowledge Transfer".  I've lived with this sort of stuff for a while and sometimes it becomes hard to remember I had to learn it too at some point.  I can occasionally get frustrated with the seasoned professionals who come by my classroom and aren't aware of basic information such as the significance of the "execute bit" regarding directories.  (Unlike you of course, dear reader).  However I read something recently that has changed my thinking and how I approach my work.

“Knowledge makes [man] arrogant, but love edifies.” 1 Corinthians 8 vs 1

Paul seems to casually throw it in while talking about people and idols. A little meditation made me realise this is a tiny picture of God. All knowing, yet abounding in grace and love towards us, encouraging us on our way. It's available for wider application as well. Paul challenges us to be the same towards the people around us. I've set myself to be someone who stands in a position of knowledge in my classroom but not to be arrogant in it.

Posted on January 13, 2014 and filed under Living in the world.