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.