Wisdom is the guardian of our choices. It helps us to discern the right path at the right moment. It gives us clarity of thought and deeper understanding. We use our best judgment, resisting the pull of impulse and desire. Wisdom gives us the maturity and patience to make sustainable decisions. We seek knowledge, enter reflection and open ourselves to inspiration. We consider carefully, then act confidently. Wisdom takes us beyond thought to a deeper knowing. Wisdom grounds us in grace.
In Family Life
The virtue of Wisdom in a family manifests as a collective ability to make thoughtful and informed decisions while nurturing open communication and understanding among its members. It’s demonstrated through the family’s capacity to consider the long-term consequences of their actions, prioritize harmony over fleeting disagreements, and seek solutions that benefit everyone involved.
Wise families encourage active listening, value diverse perspectives, and create an environment where each member’s experiences and insights are respected. This virtue is reflected in their choices as they navigate challenges with patience and discernment, fostering an atmosphere of mutual growth, shared learning, and unconditional support.
“I, Wisdom, am mistress of discretion, the inventor of lucidity of thought. Good advice and sound judgment belongs to me, perception….strength…”
— Proverbs 8:12-14
The Practice of Wisdom
- I make discerning choices.
- I resist destracting impulses.
- I listen to my better judgment.
- I reflect before I act.
- I seek spiritual guidance.
- I trust my deepest truth.