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November 12

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How can we achieve the wisdom that should be reflected in our living? Wisdom is not merely knowing how to live, but how to live together – how to live as people who claim to accept the values expressed in the gospel of Jesus. Wisdom is to see and believe in the Divine Presence as revealed in all creation.  It is the wisdom that opens us to justice, love, and compassion without exception. It fills us with awe, reverence and insight. This is the wisdom that enables us to live in harmony. This is the wisdom that connects us with the sacred. This is the wisdom that enables us to separate our thinking from the fallacies floated as truth.


You will show me the path to life, fullness of joy in your presence,
Psalm 16:11


Reflect on the meaning of wisdom as implied in the Scriptures.
Where do you see it in the life of the Christian community?
Where is it lacking? How do you reflect wisdom? Where do you need to change?

Suggested Reading

Resplendent and unfading is wisdom, and she is readily perceived by those who love her, and found by those who seek her.
Wisdom 6:1`2-16

But the wise shall shine brightly
like the splendor of the firmament,
and those who lead the many to justice
shall be like the stars forever.
Daniel 12: 1-13

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.
Proverbs 3:13-18

Wisdom is the grace of being able to see everything with the eyes of God.
Pope Francis

The greatest need of our time is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds.
Thomas Merton

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein

Knowledge, you may get from books but wisdom is trapped within you, release it.
Ismat Ahmed Shaikh

Life is the gift of nature, but beautiful living is the gift of wisdom.
 Ancient Greek adage

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is flour, but wisdom is bread.
Austin O’Malley 

Great is the number of those who might attain true wisdom if they did not already think themselves wise.
Eliza Cook