We live in a world bristling with knowledge of all kinds. Mankind has stood on the moon, has split the atom, and may have discovered life-enabling properties on Enceladus (one of the moons of Saturn). I’m told humankind has ‘discovered’ more knowledge of the universe in the last 30 years than the previous 30,000 years. I can well imagine that. And yet, there is an urgent need for wisdom.
We can do amazing things, and yet old seemingly intractable ‘challenges’ continue.
Where does wisdom come from, how is it nurtured, can it reside within humanity? It’s just a thought for today….
‘Wisdom brings up her own children and cares for those who seek her.’ Wisdom of Sirach 4:11. The Book
Are you a knowledge-seeker? A wisdom-seeker? Are they mutually exclusive? And if not, what takes precedence? If knowledge is information, perhaps wisdom is in how to use it?Just a few thoughts? What do you think?
Christian, Celt, Druid, of another faith or none, maybe what we really need is wisdom? ‘Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.’ Proverbs 4:7b. The Book.
‘Knowledge will take you so far. Wisdom will take you further’. (Anon)