Hubris | Vocation | Qualifications

“He is the One who has given us the qualifications to be the administrators of this New Covenant”
(II Corinthians 3:4).

In Jewish religious folklore, there is the story of the student of the Torah who announced to his teacher that he felt qualified to be a rabbi. “What are your qualifications?” the teacher asked. The student answered, “I have reached a high degree of asceticism. I have disciplined my body so that I can sleep on the ground, eat the grass of the field, and allow myself to be whipped three times a day.” To which the teacher replied, “See that yonder white donkey, and be mindful that it sleeps on the ground, eats the grass of the…

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