Everyone Can Teach You Something

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Emily Kimbrough was a noted traveler and writer whose hero, her beloved grandfather, once took her by train to see a bridge he was building. She was nine years old. Her exciting trip would include lunch at a famous hotel and a double chocolate soda. The train ride ended, but her grandfather lingered on board talking to the conductor.

At long last they left, and Emily impatiently said, "What could a conductor tell you that you didn’t know already?"

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge, and I love the grandfather's reply.

Slightly astonished at having to explain, he said: "Why, Emily, I believe I have never met anyone who couldn’t tell me something I hadn’t known before."

And that's one more pleasure of . . . the high calling of our daily work.

For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.

(Prov. 11:14)