Winston Churchill

What we know

For those of us who always consider ourselves to be learners, here are some encouraging words from Thomas Edison: ‘We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.’

Whether Edison is right or not, his words sometimes make me just want to pack it in and go fishing. While at other times, they are a call to celebrate that we can and indeed do know something – of God, of the world, of ourselves. Thus I inevitably turn to Churchill: ‘Keep buggering on!’

Why? Because ‘now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love’. (1 Corinthians 13:12-13).


Note: There’s a good wee post on Churchill here.