Flannery O’Connor once said, “The high-school English teacher will be fulfilling his responsibility if he furnishes the student a guided opportunity, through the best writing of the past, to come, in time, to an understanding of the best writing of the present. And if the student finds that this is not to his taste? Well, that is regrettable. Most regrettable. His taste should not be consulted; it is being formed.”
Most of us don’t know what we don’t know. And we also often don’t know what we need to know. The Bible says that the beginning of wisdom is knowing the Lord. And that’s a class none of us dare skip!