Reading this quote immediately sent a vast array of images into my mind. The more technology we develop, the more knowledge we gain, and the more gadgets we collect mean nothing if common sense and reason are not applied in our day-to-day lives. Occasionally, it seems that all of these "advancements" are leading us further and further away from common sense. For example, a cell phone can be a wonderful tool; texting while driving can prove to be fatal. We know this, and yet many choose to continue to do it anyway. That is just one example of hundreds that could be given.
"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
It is essential that Christian believers continue to grow in the virtue of wisdom. Wisdom is a gift of the Holy Spirit, and I must join my sentiment to Galileo's that God has not obliged us to forgo its use. We are called to be models of virtue and beacons of light in a world that sometimes struggles to find its way in the darkness. If Christians aren't going to demonstrate the gift of wisdom, who will?
I could point to a multitude of social and moral issues where Christians need to be in the forefront of the discussion. However, I will leave that piece to each individual reader. Where do you need to take a stand in your own life, in your church, in your community, or in your country to promote justice, peace, wisdom and common sense? If you have become disengaged from the happenings in your family, church, or community it is time to re-enter into the mix. Read one verse from the Gospel of John chapter 10 verse10 and answer the following question. How is God calling you to fullness of life?