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Saint Nicholas of Tolentine

Common Sense

Common SenseIn this morning's gospel, Jesus is once again being tested by the Pharisees. This time it's what we should do when two rules conflict. In his parables about repairing a torn garment and an old wine skin, he suggests common sense should prevail.

We're born with the capacity to acquire wisdom and a "starter kit," but accumulated common sense or wisdom, is a lifelong pursuit.

Wisdom, right-judgment, prudence and fortitude are spiritual gifts which help us travel our life's journey under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.