This Sunday, Pastor Steve talked about the timely wisdom available in the ancient sayings of Proverbs. He pointed out that in our culture feelings have replaced wisdom.
He got that right. The thing that seemed to be hammered into me during my counseling master degree training and beyond was getting a person to be able to articulate how he or she FEELS about something. . . “And how do you feel when he does that?” “What feelings come up when that happens?” “What do you feel like doing?” etc.
And I’ve felt inadequate at times for not being able to label how I feel.
Pastor Steve says the question should be: What does wisdom say?
I wonder how many times I would have taken a different fork in the road if I had consulted Wisdom on Tap (God) rather than my feelings.