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A Reading from the Gospel
According to Higher Education

Michael Baruzzini

Selected by Kent Lasnoski, Associate Editor

You have heard it said:
     “Do not let schooling interfere with your education.”
But I say unto you,
that it is not what is within a man that makes him good,
          but rather what he displays without.
     You are like antique books: inside, full of wisdom,
          but outside having nothing to make us look at you.
     For what does it profit a man if he hath wisdom and knowledge,
          but hath not credentials?
Therefore, I say unto you:
     Seek to earn credit, and do not pursue unlucrative learning.
     For as the résumé says, so surely the heart of a man is also.

Michael Baruzzini writes from Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he teaches science and writes on science, Catholicism, and other topics.


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