You might think that Wisdom is something you’ll get when you finish all your homework, pass your tests and graduate from school. If you see it this way, can you imagine substituting the word “homework” for the word “wisdom” in these verses? It would seem a bit weird that you would want to find your homework as attractive as the relation of a dear friend!
Yet this is just what the writer of Proverbs wants you to do. But wisdom is not just mind knowledge, but heart knowledge. It’s about learning how to live rather than stuffing lots of knowledge into our heads. Maybe the trouble with “homework,” is that it’s just seen as doing what you have to do so that you can begin to do what you want to do! Here’s a challenge for you: figure out ways that as you do your homework, you can have fun at it and see the connection with what you are learning to some new way of living rightly and happily in the presence of God.
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
Wisdom is better than pearls v. 11
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the Sixth Week in Epiphany
Winter in the north. Year C
Tuesdays are dedicated in this season to the Book of Esther
Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…