And the first mother cried out that it was not true. And so the mothers argued before the king over the living child.
Now Solomon looked at the women and said: "Both of you say that this is your son. How will we find the truth?"
And Wisdom whispered in Solomon's heart and he listened. Then Solomon called for his sword. And he stood with the sword in his hand and said to his guard: "Divide the living child in half, and give one half to one woman and the other half to the other woman."
Now, when the true mother heard this, she cried out in pain. "No, no. Do not kill the boy. Give him to this woman. Only let him live." And Solomon asked the other mother what should be done. And she said: "Divide him in two."
Then Solomon looked at the women and took the boy in his arms and gave the child to his true mother. "I will not slay this child, but I give him back to the mother who loves him."
And the people of Israel heard of this judgment and understood that Solomon's wisdom came from their great god, Yahweh, and they feared and honored him.
Lady Wisdom by Cathy Pagano
"In this crucial time of our Earth walk, it is essential that we women reclaim our ability to nurture, create, and renew life. It is our responsibility to heal ourselves, reclaim the healing power that is ours, and thus form a solid foundation for transformation on other levels of life. " Brooke Medicine Eagle
"The world will be saved by the western woman."
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Peace Summit in Vancouver, 2009
"Wisdom preacheth abroad; she uttereth her voice in the streets: At the head of multitudes she crieth out, in the entrance of the gates of the city she uttereth her words, saying: Oh children, how long will ye love childishness?" Proverbs 1:20-22
Wisdom is a Lady
What would you ask for if your God promised you anything you wanted? Who amongst us would pick Wisdom, as Solomon did, when offered that miraculous gift? How many of our leaders have asked for a wise and understanding heart above all else? Perhaps we don't ask for Wisdom because we don't feel the burden of responsibility that Solomon felt for his people. But if we don't take responsibility for ourselves and our world, who will? Freedom implies responsibility.