"Therefore I prayed, and prudence was given me;
I pleaded and the spirit of Wisdom came to me.
I preferred her to scepter and throne,
And deemed riches nothing in comparison
nor did I liken any precious gem to her;
Because all gold, in view of her, is a little sand,
and before her, silver is to be accounted mire." Wisdom 7:7-9
Wisdom, or prudence, is a cardinal virtue. Wisdom is NOT intelligence. Wisdom is understanding. Some of the most highly educated people in our country are completely lacking in wisdom. Look at some of our government officials, many are highly educated. But wise? No. They run around in circles chasing their own tales. And yes... I meant tales; there is very little truth in their speech. Wisdom pierces to the heart of the matter. A person can be both intelligent and wise. Pope John Paul II comes to mind, as does Mother Theresa. Often, though, scholars lack wisdom. Worldly knowledge and wisdom are two different things. Ask a scientist what is growing in a pregnant woman's uterus and he'll give you a spiel about zygotes dividing and forming a ball of cells, etc... ask a child and the child will tell you it's a baby. Who is wiser?
Now, then, children, go to school.
And you men, go to the school of life
Go and learn
How to unlearn. Charles Peguy
President Obama, if you are unsure of what is growing in a pregnant woman's belly, my 6 year-old would be more than happy to tell you. She has never heard of abortion though....and I pray she never will.