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Kierkegaard’s Birthday

There must be some significance to Soren Kierkegaard’s birthday falling on Cinco de Mayo, but it escapes me.

An admonition from the great Dane, from his book For Self-Examination:

If you are a scholar, remember that if you do not read God’s Word in another way, it will turn out that after a lifetime of reading God’s word many hours every day, you nevertheless have never read — God’s Word. Then make the distinction (in addition to the scholarly reading), so that you will also really begin to read God’s Word or at least will confess to yourself that you, despite daily scholarly reading of it, are not reading God’s Word, that you do not want anything to do with it at all.

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