Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Good question

In a counseling conversation, a friend of Eric Clapton's asked him a good question:

"Chris's first question to me, at our very first session, was, 'Tell me who you are,' a very simple question you would think, but I felt the blood rush up to my face and wanted to yell at her, 'How dare you! Don't you know who I am?' Of course, I had no idea who I was, and I was ashamed to admit it."

Eric Clapton, Clapton: The Autobiography, page 257.

"Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves."

John Calvin, The Institutes, 1.1.1.