The Season of Wisdom

The Season of Wisdom is a time when the person has reached his or her capacity of judging rightly in matters relating to life and conduct. This is a season of soundness of judgment, the fullness or perfection of mental and spiritual development. The person possesses knowledge, insight, enlightenment, erudition, or expertness in disciplines and interests. This season is broadly identified as over 70 years of age.

10 Quick Tools:

  1. Attend Mass daily if possible, and make the Eucharist the source and summit of your entire day. Use the time after Mass to ask Christ for guidance in fulfilling your purpose each day.
  2. Apply the Gifts of The Holy Spirit to your life as you have lived it, especially the gift of wisdom. The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit bestowed upon Christians are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. How do the Gifts, in total, apply to your daily life now.
  3. Contemplate: How is your faith defined by the knowledge of The Seven Sacraments? How do they affect your daily life?
  4. Subscribe to Catholic podcasts or audiobooks and listen to them while walking, working around the house, or driving to work.
  5. Keep some reading material by your bed, and make a habit of going to bed or getting up earlier to read for a little while. A reading device (like an ereader) can even allow you to read during the night if there are difficulties that keep you awake.
  6. Spend more time in prayer than you ever have before. Think of your prayers, in your wisdom, as bringing grace to the world around you.
  7. We are made in image and likeness of God, human persons body and soul, with the spiritual powers of intellect and free will. These theological understandings are derived from the Divine Revelation of the Holy Trinity, three Persons in One God, which means we are also made for communion. Find ways to put all of that together and help friends and family heal broken relationships.
  8. Each day, ask God to grant you the grace to do His will.
  9. Eat more vegetables because they are gifts from God.
  10. Drink more water because God made our bodies from it and we need water to sustain our health.

Additional Resources

Catechism of the Catholic Church: