I Could Be Wrong

God opposes the proud
but gives grace to the humble.
          —James 4:6

British New Testament scholar N.T. Wright once opened a lecture saying that he was sure he would say something in his sermon that was wrong. He just had no idea, he said, what it would be.

That’s a self-realization we all need: that we are wrong about something but have no idea yet what it is.

An I’ve-had-it-up-to-here wife asked her know-it-all husband if he had ever been wrong about anything. “Only once,” he said: “It was the day I thought I had made a mistake—then discovered I hadn’t.”

We are all wrong about something that we’re very sure we’re right about. At least that’s the way I see it. (Of course, I could be wrong.)

Everyone you’ve ever met—or ever will meet—
knows something you don’t.

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