“Wisdom is a state of the human mind and spirit characterized by deep understanding and profound insight. It is elaborated as a quality possessed by the sages but also treasured as folk wisdom and wit. Wisdom is the power of discernment, deeper understanding, and creativity; it is the ability to move and to dance, to make the connections, to savor life and to learn from experience…Wisdom, unlike intelligence, is not something with which a person is born. It comes only from living, from making mistakes and trying again and from listening to others who have made mistakes and tried to learn from them. It is a perception of wholeness that does not lose sight of particularity, relativity, and the intricacies of relationships. Wisdom understands complexity and seeks integrity in relationships.” – Elizabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
Scripture Reading: Matthew 2:1-12
Contemporary Testimony: from Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization Peter C. Phan
The Rev. Seth Wispelwey
Interim Pastor of Rincon Congregational UCC.