Something surprising, in a way, has shown up recently. Those most displeased with life are also those who are indifferent to learning. I visit with preachers and leaders and it is a consistent trait that those grumpiest are also those who believe they have reached a point they no longer need to learn.
At 63 I feel I'm just getting started. The reason for that is I AM! Six books sit stacked to the left of my office phone bidding, Me next! Me next! I can't imagine the treasure awaiting to be discovered. I have three car books in the back seat. They each bid at coffee or a doctor's appointment, Pick me! Pick me!
If you want to live in a land of extreme wonder and awe, read and study and learn. We are always to learn. Knowledge hasn't begun to begin. It is always on the horizon.
I am slowly wading through the Why Jesus? book of William Willimon. Books seem to ready us to face the next instruction or inspiration of a volume following.
Books are like little kids....constantly calling out to be chosen next. Don't be grumpy. Don't be critical. Hear a great book calling, Me next!