The responsibility of those who have understood
When we finally come to understand something meaningful – a truth, a lesson, a new perspective – it carries with it a certain responsibility. We can’t simply gain insight and then continue on unchanged without putting it into action. Understanding imparts knowledge, and knowledge comes with an obligation to manifest it in the world.
Authentic understanding is more than an intellectual exercise; it demands expression through our character, our behavior and our influence on others. We have a responsibility to apply our knowledge constructively, whether that means improving ourselves, helping those around us or contributing creative solutions to larger social problems. No worthwhile understanding was ever meant to be kept private.
As we’ve awakened to greater comprehension and consciousness, we must follow it wherever it leads – bringing others along with us into the light. In this way, understanding becomes a gift we pass on in the service of truth.
Matthew 13:44-52. “Do you understand all these things?” They answered, “Yes.” And he replied, “Then every scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.”
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-211: JULY 30, 2023]