THE WISE AND THE FOOL

(Thirty-two Sunday in Ordinary Time).
Sunday, November 12, 2017.

The wise person knows the supreme value of human life, and  commits himself to respect it.
Since every person is endowed with life, everyone has the responsibility and the right to respect it, both individually and collectively, born and unborn, under any state or condition. Thus, everyone is endowed with the potential to achieve true wisdom.
The “wise” are those who make sure life is nurtured and fulfilled in every person without exception.
The fool, on the other hand, does not respect his own life or the life of others. The fool makes no provision to ensure that his life is respected or protected, because he truly does not care about human life. The fool is satisfied with life for the moment, and does not care about all the dimensions of life.
Wisdom is much more than just knowledge or expertise. Wisdom involves the ability to live in unity with other people and with God, who is the source and fountain of life itself.

(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)the wise and the foo