Ernesto Jardim posted an update 5 days, 13 hours ago
How do you obtain wisdom?
Growing up, regretfully, I didn’t know what wisdom was until, in my confirmation class the new priest gave new catechism materials to everyone, citing that the old materials were “junk”.
So what is wisdom? From what I understand, 1) wisdom is NOT knowledge, rather it is how you apply your knowledge and especially, learn from your mistakes and be open to correction.
Wisdom comes from God. It is seeing things the way Christ would see things.
Now how does one obtain wisdom? I think it is a gradual lifelong process.
Wisdom is doing what is right, not being afraid of error, it is reflecting on what one has done or failed to do.
Wisdom is NOT fasting to extreme measures, flagellating oneself, or praying 100 rosaries everyday.
Please correct me where I am wrong or add, we could all learn from each other.
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Is wisdom also one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit?
You are so right in that it is a lifelong process. I see so many out there who are highly educated and are admired by many people in the culture today, but show that there is a vast difference between being smart and being wise. I see a lot of intelligent thoughts being put out there by some very powerful people, but yet they lack wisdom. They can say that Bruce Jenner is a woman, a baby in the womb is definitely a baby if you are waiting expectedly for it, but a blob of cells with no rights when it’s inconvenient. They argue on emotion and not on logic. You are already on the road to wisdom, Ernesto, just by asking the question at such a young age. God Bless you for your maturity and for your inquisitiveness on such a profound and deep question.