Are You Desperate to See?

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Standing on Giants

We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they. —Bernard of Chartres, 12th century

This quote (or a version thereof) is often ascribed to Sir Issac Newton and used as a banner phrase for scientists doing gene research. Bernard of Chartres is recorded as using this some 500 years earlier. He was a philosopher in the church who started a university way back when. When he used this quote, he was speaking spiritually.

We have an inheritance spiritually from parents, pastors and leaders. We can have their insight and wisdom without having earned a drop of it, but merely by hearing their insights. We are spiritually blessed beyond our experiences because of what people pour into us.

Sometimes the sight of someone we mentor will outreach where we were able to see because they are standing on our legacy and they have grown exponentially beyond that and can have new revelations in God.


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