Showing posts from January, 2011

Yoked to Jesus

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” †  Mathew 11: 28-30  What is the labour and burden that Jesus is asking me to deal with? Perhaps I have to let go of the compulsive burden (or is it a sort of entitlement?) that my spouse and children should choose a spiritual path that I know to be right. Jesus accompanied Judas Iscariot to the very end but never deprived him of his freedom to choose his own destiny. Jesus on the other hand, uninterrupted by Judas's choice to reject him, continues to accomplish his mission. He does become a victim of Judas's betrayal but he seldom takes on the victim's identity. In divine wisdom, Jesus chooses to die in our place (and that of Judas) in a redeeming act of love. Rather than being compelled to fix those whom God has entrusted to my headship by m

Human dimension of Wisdom

Wisdom is superior to knowledge. Wisdom is at the disposal of all despite our intellectual capabilities. Wisdom is free for all those who seek. Wisdom is a share in God’s knowledge. And since God is love, His knowledge has inter human relationships and human-divine relationship pivotal to it. Any intelligence, knowledge or expertise becomes environment, human and God friendly when it is founded on Wisdom. Wisdom is what we require to mend human lives and relationships. Intelligence and knowledge deal with human only as bio-mechanical system. But wisdom deals with human as a "son" created in the image and character of God. Wisdom is comes from a constant relationship with God. Wisdom is the gift of the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit guides us to the depth of God’s eternal knowledge. Wisdom belongs to the one who submit his will completely to God and present himself as an empty jar, even as his intelligence and knowledge super abound. Relate to God consistently despite failu

The wisdom of seeking Wisdom

A genius has intelligence, expert has wealth of experience. But the wise has Wisdom. Intelligence is the capacity to process Knowledge. Knowledge is the processed data. But Wisdom is God’s counsel freely available to all mankind.  Wisdom is superior as it not only deals with issues of life here but also the life to come. It has a salvific dimension too. Experiential knowledge can be built on old wisdom but better is the wisdom of "now".  Every human related problem, even when the situations are identical, requires unique solutions. Wisdom offers t his unique and ever new solution and addresses the problem "wholly". Wisdom knows all parties involved in the problem and thus able to offer unique, holistic and integrated solution. These solutions not only work but also build the individual.  Wisdom is a share in God’s knowledge. Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened unto you

Pain in vain

All of us have our share of pain and suffering which steals the joy, out of our lives. Most often these sufferings are nothing but consequence of the lack of prudence or Wisdom . Wisdom is the counsel, God grants us freely, in order to make the right decisions and effectively execute tasks that are before us. The diverse and complex work schedules, all of us traverse through, leaves us frustrated with unsettled problems to tackle at the end of each day. Problems like being misunderstood, favoritism at work etc are a few in this endless list. We carry the resultant frustration with us and transfer it to people who come in contact with us. They take the brunt of our mistakes. These issues grow in size and depth and manifest in malicious ways and cripple lives. God’s wisdom offers to settle all loose ends on a daily basis. He also helps us to formulate strategies, to tackle future tasks. Wisdom surpasses all conventional human understanding. Wisdom can be acquired by way of a daily s