Wisdom is revered in our society. We talk about people who have great insight in human life as being wise. Sometimes we say things like, that child is wise beyond his or her years. But what is wisdom? Wisdom stories and wisdom sayings are found throughout the Bible. But as we will discover they reflect a specific time and place and a specific people. Like God, wisdom is not a commodity – a fixed thing that we can grab and hold onto for all time. Wisdom is slippery, but it does bring peace. On this second Sunday in Advent we celebrate that peace.