A Parable of Intelligence and Eternal Life

The most intelligent man in the world came up to Jesus and said “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life”?

Jesus said to him, “Keep all the commandments”

The smart man said, “I have never broken the commandments, so what else do I lack?”

Jesus said to him, “Go and hit your head so hard that you forget everything you know and then spend the rest of your days learning everything again.”

But when the smart man heard this, he went away sorrowful, for he knew everything and couldn’t imagine unknowing.

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  • My 95 year old father still reads and informs himself and will say I learned something new. Proud to be his son

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