The English words “wisdom” and “vision” come from the same etymological root. Wisdom is a kind of deep seeing, an “insight” in life. Wisdom is not a skill, it does not form on demand, it is not a pill to swallow, nor gleaned from an academic course or best-selling book. Wisdom is a gift from God, a gift that needs to be cultivated. Jesus was not born wise.
-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE