Christ never meant that we were to remain children in intelligence: He told us to be ‘as harmless as doves’, but also ‘as wise as serpents’.
~ C. S. Lewis
It is much needed to have deep discernment and insight, a mark of maturity and emotional intelligence. This requires stepping out of the egocentric self needs – that sadly society promotes as good and is encouraging, to keep many at an increasingly immature state. Where more darkness can occur and go unnoticed, or unchallenged.
Evil can increasingly occur, within increasing immaturity, ego and egocentricity.
Wisdom requires the capacity for honesty about self, and others.
Wisdom requires a capacity to know when we need to change our views, accept our sins and do what is fully required, to grow.
Wisdom requires the understanding of the human ego…that pesky critter that ruins many a person.
Wisdom requires we know will never be wise enough, for we will never be Jesus.
The more I learn and know, the more I know I don’t know and the more I need to learn.