Monday, November 3, 2008

The Wisdom of God is Christ

“ but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” I Cor 1: 24.

Today’s world witnesses several inhuman activities, which emerge from the foolishness and ignorance of the people who are responsible towards it. Violence, terrorism, attacks on the religious and linguistic minorities etc. all piles up to show the dark side of the human mind. To be filled with the wisdom of God is the only rescue we have at hand. But how do we decipher the wisdom of God?

Paul in writing to the Corinthian church gives us a clue that Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. There is no other clue to understand the wisdom of God but through the words & works of Jesus Christ, who was revealed as the Logos to this world. Jesus Christ’s presence of mind, application of thought, and quick actions all exhibit the wisdom of God to our histories. Born as the prince of peace, Christ demonstrated peace by healing, transcending the religious boundaries and by associating himself with least among the society. Christ’s way of peace is not a passive one, rather an active one, which tries to counter the forces of violence and thereby paves the way to peace. Christ is a peacemaker, peace builder and he himself if the peace and wisdom of God.

To address the violent situations in our times, we need to organise like Christ, who is the wisdom of God in bringing peace to our times. If Christ is the peacemaker of his times, we as joint heirs with him needs to be peacemakers for our times. Christ by being the wisdom of God paves the way to the kingdom of God. Therefore we need to follow Christ in all his footsteps, so that we become wise, act wise and remove all vices of our society. May the wisdom of God, who is Christ fill us all with the wisdom so that we live and let other live with the values of the kingdom of God.

If Christ is the wisdom of God, can we an extension to Christ?

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