That usually worked pretty good. The problem: The gentleman didn’t use good wisdom in how he conveyed his knowledge base and it was difficult for those who had other things going on and needed to move on with their lives.
Okay, I’ll admit to it; I’m a get to the point kind of a guy. If I really do need the ins and outs of a situation, I’ll ask. If not, just give me the Reader’s Digest version and I’m just fine.
Knowledge is a great process, but wisdom helps us know how to convey or work with our knowledge base, and it really helps others around us appreciate us better, also.
I remember calling a locksmith one time to open a door for me. I suffered through several minutes of an explanation of how the thing worked and how he was going to get the door open. It seemed as though I was taking a crash course in locksmithing! He finally opeed the door and I paid him and said thank you.
In all of our getting, let’s get wisdom which tempers our knowledge base so we are able to communicate with others much better.
I hope I have used good wisdom in writing this column.
The Most Rev. Michael Layne, PhD, ThD, is a Bishop in the Lutheran Orthodox Church and can be reached at 812-614-2160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.