IT IS NOT REALLY A MATTER OF OPINION

DAILY DEVOTIONAL

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sincerity and truth are what You require; fill my mind with Your wisdom. – Psalm 51:6

The air is flooded with opinions, informed and uninformed, but wisdom seems to be so much rarer.

oil lampWe have all have opinions about this and that … but in the end what matters is what is in the heart and mind of God.  The question is, for the authentic Christian, what is in keeping with the fullness of God’s ways and wishes.  Instead of searching for a clearer, purer, deeper understanding, a wisdom greater than our own, we advanced our opinions that we have already formed.

According the psalmist, wisdom is a bequest from God not a level of achievement on our own part.  We receive wisdom from a loftier perspective.  We embrace wisdom from a higher source, a wisdom that so many times will go counter to our own calcified opinions.

According to the psalmist, wisdom comes to those who work at sincerity of soul and yearn more to discover the Truth than to win the argument.  Wisdom comes to those who sincerely keep seeking the actual truth, even when then that truth changes our own opinions.

We like to think that it is those on the other side of the argument who are blind to the truth.  But in actuality we all see through blurry, mortal vision.  We keep declaring the other side as in the wrong, but all of us are wrong in some way, in some measure.  The answer is not found in my opinion or your opinion neither in our opinion and their opinion but in the gaining of the skills of wisdom, that Divine bequest that enables us to see more clearly.

Always in Christ’s Service,

Fr. Charitas de la Cruz

 

 

About Father Charitas de la Cruz

a Jesuit missionary into realms of dreams and possibilities: a pastor, a counselor, a poet, a photographer, a contemplative Christian, servant of Christ, pen name of Rev. Dr. Jim McWhinnie
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