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Only the Foolish Never Seek Wisdom

Seek WisdomI would like to think that I am not foolish, as I consistently seek Wisdom from on High. For it is with Wisdom that my path is lit and my journey toward God is set. Wisdom speaks:

So now, O children, listen to me; instruction and wisdom do not reject! Happy the man who obeys me, and happy those who keep my ways. Happy the man watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorposts; For he who finds me finds life and wins favor from the Lord; But he who misses me harms himself; All who hate me love death (Wisdom 8:32-36).

I welcome God’s guidance, and I feel called to obey Him. I consistently seek to know God’s Continue reading

I Never Stop Missing My Dad

my dadToday marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of my father. I never stopped missing my dad over these past twenty years. He was a quiet man of little words, but when he did speak, I would listen.

I learned at a young age, to not ask for my dad’s opinion, unless I really wanted it. You see, he kept things to himself, unless asked. I remember writing a fifth-grade essay, for which I was very proud of my efforts; so proud, that I asked my father to read it and tell me what he thought. Of course, he would love it because I thought it was so good. NOT! Oh, did he give me an earful of commentary. Continue reading

My Birthday Wish: All I Want This Year is More Wisdom

Wisdom Today, I turn 60 and enter the winter of my life. I am starting it off with a bang! Tomorrow, I am having three teeth extracted, getting a partial temporary denture, and ultimately a four-tooth permanent (implant) bridge. I’m getting old! But with age, comes wisdom; the earthly kind.

Earthly wisdom comes from life’s experiences. Those of us in the winter of our lives have a keen awareness for what is important: a strong faith, good health, and our family’s welfare. We find that if we have these three things, then we have all that we need. However, even with the 60 years under my belt, I still seek more Wisdom. When you get to my age, you find Continue reading

Get Wisdom and Change the World!

Get Wisdom

How do you get Wisdom? Through the persistence of prayer, along with the opening of our hearts and minds to the Holy Spirit, we may be graced with the gift of Wisdom. In my opinion, Blessed Mother Teresa is the best example of a human being that possessed Wisdom. She saw Christ in everyone. Her heart and mind were always open to doing the Lord’s will. She was filled with compassion and love for everyone around her, because she viewed the world through God’s eyes. She saw the deplorable living conditions of the people of Calcutta, India. She heard the groans of hunger from the poorest of the poor, and she stepped up to do something about it, by dedicating Continue reading

Why should you choose Wisdom?

 

Gods WisdomWhy would you want to choose Wisdom? Well, do you want to know God better? If so, what better way than to see the world through God’s eyes; to hear the joys and sorrows with His ears; to feel the love coming from His heart. How intimate is that? I can think of no better way of knowing God better than to ask the Holy Spirit for the gift of Wisdom, and then uniting my will to God’s will.

By opening our hearts and minds to the Holy Spirit we are graced with the gift of Wisdom and begin seeing the world differently; seeing it as God sees it. Can you imagine what the world would be like if Continue reading

Way of Wisdom – Both Gift and Virtue

way-of-wisdom Upon seeking the Holy Spirit’s counsel, discerning information, gaining knowledge and deepening our understanding, we grow wiser with wisdom, through the grace of the Holy Spirit. Wisdom is both a gift of the Holy Spirit and a virtue. It graces us with the knowledge and understanding of that which comes from God and that which does not. This gift allows us to obtain “an understanding heart that knows how to distinguish good from evil” (1 Kings 3:9). To obtain this gift, we must have an open heart and mind and be docile to the Holy Spirit.

In a recent catechesis given by Pope Francis, he teaches us that the Holy Spirit gives “us wisdom which is seeing with God’s eyes, Continue reading