A Reading from the Gospel
According to Higher Education
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.