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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Wisdom

In our Christian faith, wisdom is no stranger to our beliefs and occupy a prominent place in our Scriptures. Wisdom can be seen personified dramatically in a book of its own and reading what it has to offer there through the lens of our faith and with a prayerful attitude will certainly bring about much fruitful insights, where on other occasions these would be skimmed through. Of course, the greatest wisdom the world has ever known and in the flesh is Christ himself and his influence continue to be a point of attention and debate today.

However, in a practical sense, one also possesses the capacity of being 'wise' without the need to proclaim one's creed. This is because this virtue is always available to any one who makes that leap to the do the right thing by other people, to serve and help other people and not manipulate them and to be willing to learn from one's failures - things which persons within the top bureaucratic circles of any big organization (governmental or private) have, most of the time, been clueless about. The mantra that always seem to structure their work dynamics is: we have to follow procedures. Nothing wrong with procedures but overreliance on them breed mediocrity (and manipulation of other, etc) ...



Christ preached, which literally turned procedures (and others liken to it) upside down. Perhaps this Lent, we could ask for the grace of wisdom to help us to do the right thing, at the right place, at the right time, all the time!

4 comments:

Rocky Racoon said...

I like how Schwartz say we should celebrate good values and virtues. We don't do that enough.

"Without wisdom, brilliance isn't enough".

Great video! Have a great Lent.

mumbley said...

Wow! I love ted.com! Loads of really good talks that are easy to digest, even for the really technical areas!

Good video!

Joanne W said...

"Perhaps this Lent, we could ask for the grace of wisdom to help us to do the right thing, at the right place, at the right time, all the time! "

I totally agree!!

Aloysius said...

little gems of God's grace all over. just need to look for them discerningly and with an open heart ;-)

 

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