Today we will examine the connection between wisdom and common sense. Yes, it is possible to gain great knowledge but develop little wisdom. In our effort to gain wisdom, we must learn how to apply knowledge.
Story was one of the teaching tools Jesus used to share wisdom. Jesus would often respond to a question, by offering a story or parable. Therefore, Jesus encouraged his audience to decipher meaning for themselves. This is the beauty of story; it has the ability to transform with an individual over time.
Let us examine the teachings of Jesus in light of a story from Japanese Folklore.