Feelings of completion, fulfillment, satisfaction, celebration, and community flow from the images of wisdom. The power of poetry takes the abstract, investing it with all the vividness of the five senses.
Engage your senses as you read about the ways of wisdom, once again contrasted with the ways of the harlot. The Lord gives us our senses so that we can find God through them, and with God, God’s plan for us.
Wisdom is a practical way of living. It is not intended to fill the mind with a gluttony of ideas, but rather to bathe the heart and ready it do what the Lord wants. Read this chapter repeatedly until you fully catch the Lord’s beckonings to you this day.
The wise corrected, will love v. 9
Awe: beginning of wisdom v. 10
Wisdom adding years to life v. 11
Living chastely before You v. 13ff
Due to an early Easter in 2013, weeks 7 and 8 from the Epiphany Season, which were omitted, are now added to the first two weeks at the beginning of the season of Pentecost. The Monday-to-Friday readings for this week are from the Eighth Week in Epiphany, Year C.
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