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September 16 @ 9:15 am - 10:00 am CDT
The adult Christian Formation class is studying David Benner’s book, Living Wisdom. The book is available free online, please follow this link for a download button.
Discussion Preparation for September 16
Part One, Understanding Wisdom: Wisdom and Its Foil, Chapter 2, pp. 17-23
Much more than knowledge or even understanding, wisdom is seeing life through the eyes of an awakened heart and transformed consciousness. Rather than being the result of the accumulation of information, wisdom comes from acquiring a new mind. Buddhists speak of this new mind as enlightenment. The Christian name for it is the mind and heart of Christ. This is the basis of wisdom. Wisdom is grounded in a deep awareness of the sacredness and interconnectedness of everything in existence. It is living in alignment with the creative Spirit of Wisdom who inhabits all of creation and is our truest and deepest self. It is learning to participate in God’s transformational agenda of cosmic whole-making, this being the way in which everything that exists becomes whole in Christ. This book does not offer gems of wisdom. Instead, it seeks to facilitate the awakening of your heart and transformation of your consciousness that will allow wisdom to flow your from depths.
To read more about Dr. Benner or the book, please visit his website.