Monday, September 23, 2013

Well Said: Talk sense to a fool ...

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Euripides, from Bacchae
This was today's Goodreads quote and it hit a chord with me immediately, making me think also of Jesus' comment about not casting pearls before swine.
This whole area can seem as clear as mud sometimes. It is something that I have been reflecting upon lately, along with Christ's counsel, "... be wise as serpents and innocent as doves." (Matthew 10:16)

At any rate, Euripides hits the nail on the head from a practical angle and this is going into my quote journal.

1 comment:

  1. I've read the pearls before swine comment was meant for situations where preaching is pointless - there's no appreciation for right or wrong let alone God. Got this from on Monsignor Pope's site where the worry/observation was that in a post-Christian world we need to teach foundational truths about natural law first. In other words post-Christians are worse off than ancient pagans who at least had developed a religious/moral code. Doubtless there are other ideas about it.