The Gift of Wisdom in Charity

The Gift of Wisdom in Charity

Wise sayings are around us. We have to find and learn it everyday. As the religious, the philosophers, scholars, and workplaces learn them, so we have to be aware and practice what we are taught:

1. “It is an honor to receive a frank reply.” (Proverbs 24:26)

If you get a frank reply, be thankful. It might tell you of the truth. Sometimes, negative comments hurt, but then – it sharpens the edges of your will and give you enough courage.

2. “Listen to this wise advise; follow it closely, for it will do you good, and you can pass it on to others: Trust in the Lord.” (Proverbs 22:17-19)

“Trust in the Lord.” This advice comes strong in any situation. However some people make this sound only to be as a recorded, “Play again.”

You have to live the word and trust God your life. Be a good example to say this. When you utter the words; they will seep into the being of others and they will understand what you mean.

3. Your soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.

(Proverbs 11:17)

When you are kind, the joy in your heart overflows. Goodness radiates around and your soul is nourish as you give more kindness. You will never run out of kindness to give.

If you are cruel, your physical beauty turns out to be as dark as your heart. And your beauty becomes impure.

One who is kind can be one of the most beautiful creations of God. You become light to the earth.

4. “For there are six things the Lord hates – no, seven:

Haughtiness - arrogance
Lying – cheating in small and big ways
Murdering – to kill willingly
Plotting evil – to think and make bad intentions of others
Eagerness to do wrong – no love and consideration for others
A false witness – never loyal to a true covenant
Sowing discord among brothers.” - dividing people instead of letting people love, work and respect each other genuinely (Proverbs:16-19)

5. “Have two goals: wisdom – that is, knowing and doing right, and common sense.” (Proverbs 3: 21)

Intelligence is important, but wisdom is knowing how to use intelligence in favor of all; and common sense is making something practical and benefiting for everyone without imposing procrastination.

To be considerate of others is a form of wisdom.

To use science and medicine rightfully is wisdom.

To implement the basic rules fitting a community, and working on their immediate needs is common sense.

If you open something, close it after use, is common sense.

Wisdom and common sense can be learned in praying earnestly for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is manifested around, in your heart, to others who act like angels.

Wisdom comes when you are full of love in your heart.

Rose Flores


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