None of Us Is As Wise As All Of Us

This Autumn, we are exploring the idea that there are many different kinds of wisdom.

Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honour.                

James 3:17-18
 Sun Sept 19Self-Wise
Gideon — seeking the confirmation of the wet and the dry fleece
Jesus — in the wilderness deciding his priorities and values
 Sun Sept 26People-Wise
Nathan — taking on an injustice, dealing one-to-one with David
Paul — willing to be all things to all people, and constantly at prayer for others
 Sun Oct 3Nature-Wise
Adam — at home in the Garden, naming and categorising all the animals
Peter — the outdoors man, who needed a vision of animals to change his theology
 Sun Oct 10Picture-Wise
Joseph — the colourful dreamer, who could also turn dreams into plans
Disciples — delighting in the splendour of the Temple during Holy Week
 Sun Oct 17Logic-Wise
Joshua — the thought-out strategies surrounding the fall of Jericho
Syro-Phoenician Woman — the leap of problem solving in talking one to one with Jesus
 Sun Oct 24Word-Wise
Daniel — his use of scriptures in Daniel to express himself in prayer
Samaritan Women — who loved the debate and was able to bring others along too
 Sun Oct 31Music-Wise David — the one who could sing, play the harp and danced (naked) before the Lord
Angels — the choir that came to tell the shepherds news that only a song could tell!
 Sun Nov 7Body-Wise
Bezalel and Oholiab — in Exodus 31 skilled craftsmen are said to be filled with Holy Spirit
The Women who travelled with Jesus – from Luke 8:1-3 and other places
 Sun Nov 14Ponder-Wise
Job — who wrestled with God
Anna — who waited in the Temple on God

You might be interested to find out which kinds of wisdom are your strengths, by trying out a simple quiz like this one.

You can also find out about how the different wisdoms come together to make a team like ours at St Wulstans so strong, by watching the video below:

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