Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wisdom 1, Prudence 0

wis·dom [wiz-duhm]

1.the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what istrue or right coupled with just judgment as to action;sagacity, discernment, or insight.


1: the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason

2: sagacity or shrewdness in the management of affairs

3: skill and good judgment in the use of resources

Andrew came home full of thought from his classes today. He began by studying the Declaration of Independence and pondering how decidedly good that document is. After dinner he continued down a different track by asking me some questions on Religion and the attributes of God. I really love these conversations. I can see the wheels turning in his head as we speak. He is, by nature, thoughtful. His questions were focusing on Gods ability to be omnipresent and the basics of existence. I cannot answer these questions for him in any detail and I know that. But seeing that he was genuinely thirsty for the information I advised him to speak with someone who could, and suggested he call Paige. 

He looked at me quizzically, and I firmly told him she was most capable of answering his questions in a more satisfactory manner than I could. So Andrew disappeared with the phone. About a half hour later he came back to the kitchen smiling and happy. Not only was he making all the right connections, but he was so excited he had found someone who could actually help explain what he was struggling with! 

After another ten minutes of talking Andrew grew quiet again. "Wow, Mom she is so smart." I could see genuine admiration on his face. "Yes, she is Andy", matching his admiration. After a bit more silence he turned and said with perfect sincerity:

"So...why do you think she would she want to be friends with you?"

1 comment:

  1. Oh my dear. Andrew made me laugh. Ellie, to me, when I think of someone I would want to go to for a question, you are the one. I admire you very much!!! Love you.