The gift that keeps on giving

Robert Bonomolo

Robert Bonomolo

By Robert Bonomolo and Nicholas Oliviero, Grade 8

St. Bernadette Catholic Academy

What is wisdom? Well, it is a gift that can be used in positive ways to spread awareness of God. The way we choose to use them is totally up to us. It is in our control to act on our values and use our gifts “wisely”.

Wisdom is infinite and infused. There are limitless ways that insight can be enhanced as we mature and gain life experience. . It’s hard to gain knowledge when you stay in and do the same thing day after day. You gain wisdom when you “put yourself out there” and give yourself opportunities to learn. Every experience can strengthen and enhance our insight allowing us to improve. Then, it comes down to using wisdom in a positive way. You can have the wisdom and understand what you are being called to do but still fail to act on it.

Nicholas Oliviero

Nicholas Oliviero

Here are some ways to use wisdom that are positive and beneficial for you and for society. Don’t take the easy way out in life, always work as hard as you can. Don’t cheat yourself out of gaining experience. Everybody makes mistakes. Failing to learn from those mistakes is the BIGGEST mistake. Stepping out of your comfort zone is always a ‘wise stride’. When you do this, you not only open your hearts to new experiences, but you can impact others. Wisdom encourages understanding of our differences and allows our love to be stronger toward one another. All of this comes through faith in the gift of wisdom.