To be cunning yet innocent
At first thought, being cunning connotes using one’s mind for evil and being innocent for being good. But is it bad to be cunning?
It is important for the player to know the game and its loopholes, not necessarily for nefarious ends but for self-protection. The calling is not be naive nor blindly loyal; but wise and streetsmart for the good.
But with power and knowledge comes temptation. Thus, the invitation is to master ourselves to overcome these temptations.
Matthew 10:16-23. Look, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; so be cunning as snakes and yet innocent as doves.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 189: JULY 8, 2022]