Wednesday 7 February 2018

About Today Readings

1 Kings 10:1-10. Psalm 36(37):5-6, 30-31, 39-40. Mark 7:14-23.

The mouths of the just murmur wisdom—Psalm 36(37):5-6, 30-31, 39-40.

Wisdom comes from the lips of the upright.

The Old Testament readings today speak of wisdom. Wisdom is something we carry within, something we can foster and nurture, shape in the furnace of life’s experiences. But how do we acquire wisdom? Joan Chittister says, ‘What we seed in our souls grows in us, forms us … What I immerse myself in, down deep inside of me where the soul is, I will become.’

So let us foster good relationships, magnanimity of heart, willingness to understand others and the gift of discernment to feed our wisdom. Let prayer direct our lives towards the will of God as we pray for the wisdom to allow the Spirit to take root within us and work through us so that we can in turn be God to our world.


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