Wisdom is a funny word. We often use it interchangeably with the word knowledge. If you search Pixabay for images related to “wisdom”, you’ll find a lot of pictures that feature books, which certainly does reflect that we associate wisdom with what books have to offer.
And yet, with a little reflection on knowledge, it’s easy to accept that it is acquired by collecting information while wisdom seems to suggest a more internal process that shows a larger understanding and a capability for using knowledge.
The March Soul Matters packets offer materials to explore the meaning and possibilities of “wisdom” – to reflect on how we can experience it in our lives and how it is a part of sharing in community. We use this theme for worship and for faith formation in our RE program and chalice circles. The Soul Matters resource packet can be accessed here. If you need a printed copy, please feel free to take one from those available in the fellowship room or ask for a copy, if they’re gone. You might also like joining a chalice circle to share your insights and hear what others are saying – you can find information about signing up for a circle here and there are also flyers in the fellowship room.
Wishing you joy in community,
M. E. Tanabe