How can Jesus "grow in wisdom"?

Luke 2:52

And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Catechism

472 This human soul that the Son of God assumed is endowed with a true human knowledge. As such, this knowledge could not in itself be unlimited: it was exercised in the historical conditions of his existence in space and time. This is why the Son of God could, when he became man, “increase in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man”,101 and would even have to inquire for himself about what one in the human condition can learn only from experience.102 This corresponded to the reality of his voluntary emptying of himself, taking “the form of a slave”.103

473 But at the same time, this truly human knowledge of God’s Son expressed the divine life of his person.104 "The human nature of God’s Son, not by itself but by its union with the Word, knew and showed forth in itself everything that pertains to God."105 Such is first of all the case with the intimate and immediate knowledge that the Son of God made man has of his Father.106 The Son in his human knowledge also showed the divine penetration he had into the secret thoughts of human hearts.107

474 By its union to the divine wisdom in the person of the Word incarnate, Christ enjoyed in his human knowledge the fullness of understanding of the eternal plans he had come to reveal.108 What he admitted to not knowing in this area, he elsewhere declared himself not sent to reveal.109

www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p122a3p1.htm#471

Hi, Harry!

…that’s one of those passages that makes one go: :bigyikes: :banghead: :hypno: :takethat: :takethat: :takethat:

…ok, when we slow down we begin to digest it better…

In the Beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God…

…everything that there is was Created by the Word…

…the Word was the Light of the world…

…He Came to His Own in the likeness of man…

…though He is the Image (exact essence) of God’s Divinity, He emptied Himself so as not to make Himself equal to God but equal to man…

…Jesus, the Word Incarnate, is both truly God and truly man…

…Jesus, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, as the Incarnate Word, did not Come to exercise His Divinity amongst men but to take man’s place as the Lamb of God…

…in His human condition (conception, development, birth, growth) Jesus experienced humanity from man’s perspective–without succumbing to sin…

…Jesus grew in the flesh… learned to talk, walk, eat, run, speak, use utensils and tools–everything man experiences, Jesus experienced (except for sin)…

…Jesus was aware of His Divinity as His Connection to the Father is Revealed from early on (age 12)…

…Jesus did not perform supernatural feats just to prove that He was Divine (firs miracle only after He began His Ministry)…

…Jesus, the Lamb of God, followed, with exact precision, the Salvific Plan that was established before the world was made…

…the Eternal Word never ceased Being God…

…the Incarnate Word put aside His Divinity to engage and Save man…

[FONT=“Palatino Linotype”][size=]Merry Christmas!
Maran atha!

Angel

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He had a human head, that like yours and mine, started out empty at birth.

He had to fill it like everybody else, acquiring experience, knowledge and wisdom.

ICXC NIKA

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