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Saturday, September 7, 2013

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Proverbs 8

Wisdom and Creation

We have ample opportunity to listen to wise words; yet we seem to go our own way – thinking that we know better.  Wisdom has been with us since creation; yet we ignore her when we need her most.

Wisdom has much to offer: Straight words, prudence, knowledge and discretion, instruction that is more valuable than gold, silver, or jewels.  Wisdom loves those who seek her.  Wisdom is strength, righteousness and justice.  Wisdom calls out to those who have ears to hear . . .

And now my children, listen to me: happy are those who keep my ways.  Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it.  Happy is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors.  For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord; but those who miss me injure themselves; and all who hate me love death. 

In today’s Gospel (John 6:30-35) the people ask Jesus to give them a sign so that they may believe.  I am astounded . . . and yet, do I not do they same?  The people in today’s reading walk with Jesus, they shake the same dust from their clothes that also powders Jesus’ feet and face, they experience miracles at Jesus’ hands . . . and yet they ask for a sign that they might believe.

Wisdom offers her ample generosity . . . yet we ask for more.  Or worse still, we decide that we know better.

Wisdom has been with God since the creation.  She has dwelt with God from the beginning and she will be with God through the infinity of God’s time and through the enormity of God’s space.  Why do we ask for a sign . . . when the sign lives within us?  Why do we ask for wisdom . . . when wisdom has dwelt with us from our inception?

Adapted from a reflection written on May 10, 2011.

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