On Being Nosey
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On Being Nosey

I grew up thinking being nosey was somehow negative.  I do understand it could mean someone is prying into our business but the dictionary also defines it as being inquisitive or curious.  Yesterday my wife and I watched two of our granddaughters play their musical instruments in a church in Paris, France.  It was live and not delayed or on tape.  It wasn’t so long ago that would have been unheard of. The technology revolution that has majorly altered our lives would not have been had not people been nosey.  Our nosiness continues to solve scientific mysteries and create new ways to enhance our well being.

Maybe being nosey wouldn’t be so bad if we changed the spelling to knowsy.  Then our nose would not be involved.  Knowsiness is a wonderful thing.  Paul encouraged Timothy to be knowsy.  He wrote, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”   I’m sure you remember Bert Bacharach’s song, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love.”   It still does.  But it also has a continual need for knowsy people.

It is really sad when we see people who seem to have lost their desire to learn.  They weren’t born that way.  I am knowsy to understand what happened to them.  Who or what killed the knowsiness?  I have heard heaven described as being an eternal school.  That might turn some people off.   Perhaps we should call it Heaven’s University where you get to study, read and learn any and everything that tweaks one’s curiosity.   Just imagine a school where everyone gets to design their own curriculum.  How grand is that?

Written by Roger Bothwell on March 23, 2015

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