‘I, wisdom, have poured out rivers. I, like a brook out of a river of mighty water: I, like a channel of a river, and like an aqueduct, came out of paradise. I said: “I will water my garden of plants and I will water abundantly the fruits of my meadow”’ (Sirach 14:40-42).


Among the many opinions coming from different sources as to what true wisdom might be, the Apostle gives one that is singularly firm and true when he says, ‘Christ, the power of God and Wisdom of God, has become for us God-given Wisdom’ (1 Corinthians 1:24, 30).


This does not mean that only the Son is Wisdom, since Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one Wisdom, just as they are one essence. Rather, Wisdom especially belongs to the Son because the works of Wisdom in many ways agree with what is proper to the Son.


Through the Wisdom of God the hidden things of God are made manifest and the works of creatures are produced, and not only produced, but restored and perfected. I mean that perfection whereby a thing is called perfect when it has attained its proper end.


Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274): Scriptum on the Sentences, Prologue


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