September 23 - Wisdom, Part II - The disciples get it completely wrong. Again.

The difference between Knowledge and Wisdom is like the difference between a lightning bug and a lightning bolt. (Thank you, Mark Twain.) Jesus keeps trying to explain this to the disciples and to us. We struggle to understand. He who would be first must be last, and servant of all.

Father Jonathan explains the two symbols of true holy wisdom in the scriptures for today. First a child, dependent, innocent, needing our protection.

Secondly, the capable wife who speaks with wisdom and teaches of kindness. She holds the good of her household, unity, strength, and harmony as the highest accomplishments. She transcends vanity and beauty.