Friday, April 7, 2017
My big sister Maureen used to tell me not to act like a "Smarty Pants." This meant that I should not act like I know something when I don't, or when I show off all that I do know in order to impress others. My sister was very wise, but then so was Satan. See, you don't get into heaven for being smart. Maureen was very smart. Since I have never been smart, I can only speak of one side of the smart downfall. Sometimes, I try to act like I know something when in fact I am just stumbling in the dark. This is from fear of looking stupid, or false pride in showing off. On my few good days, when I am humble, I am capable of saying that I simply do not know. This can disappoint people who have come to me for answers. But there are times when I act like a smarty pants, and give answers, brilliant sounding ones, though I am not sure if it is so, or I am rubbing up against clueless. I should not be in the priest business, since people do approach priests for answers of light in the darkness. Maybe I should get married, since I know many a husband who is clueless. How? Just ask the wife.