The anointing that you received from him remains in you, so that you do not need anyone to teach you.
Do not need anyone to teach you. So maybe I should hang it up. But the irony is: We need a teacher to understand this verse.
The Lord anoints us with divine love through the sacraments. Christ’s love dwells in us, moving us towards God.
The context of this verse from John’s letter: False teachers had tried to confuse everyone, denying the divinity of Christ, and calling good acts evil and evil acts good.
All of us have experienced this, I imagine: ‘Experts’ trying to tell us something that ain’t so. Justifications, based on questionable theories, for deeds that a child can see are wrong.
That is not teaching we need. We want to be taught by the one absolutely bankable expert, namely God. Starts with: Do good. Avoid evil. Do good, and avoid evil. Pretty simple.
What about: ‘Have grand plans and schemes and theories?’ Not necessarily. Probably not. Just do good and avoid evil.
Re-starts with: The Blood of Christ cleanses us of our sins. Moves forward with: Do good; avoid evil; stay humble; love the Lord.