Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Learning from imperfect people

The Frankish King, Charlemagne was once known as the new Saviour of Christiandom, but he was far from Messiah material. Sure, there were many good qualities in the man, but he was also hugely flawed. His many imperfections were obviously committed in the public eye, yet so were his wise decisions. He had a great love for education and believed strongly that the Church held the key to educate the people of his generation.

This reminds me that we can still learn from others, even if they are flawed and imperfect. There are always valuable lessons to be learnt from others, especially those who seek to follow God.

Remember how many of the biblical characters were flawed?
Remember how often they stumbled and disappointed God, yet we still turn to their words in the Scriptures today?
Thankfully, God chooses to use broken vessels to convey his perfect truth.

Here are some of Charlemagne's wise words.

"To have another language is to have another soul."

"Right action is better than knowledge, but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right."

Living in Grace

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