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Jesus, the Wisdom Teacher

Reflection Week of January 24

"The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom, and the favor of God was upon him." Luke 2:39-41

The child grew in wisdom. Jesus is primarily a wisdom teacher and belongs to the tradition of the great wisdom teachers from the earliest times... A wisdom teacher talks in paradoxes. What such a teacher says can never be interpreted literally, but only in the silence where the space from which the wisdom teacher speaks opens up within us. Only at the level of interior silence can we fully hear wisdom teaching.

Excerpt from Awakenings, by Fr. Thomas Keating, chapter 20

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