Sunday 30 December 2018

Wednesday of Week 7 Year 1

We live in an age where things are moving fast in many ways. We have ATMs where money can be withdrawn quite quickly; cars that can go very fast, and even information that can be accessed at high speeds. For example, if we want to know about something, we just need to Google it or use some other search engine to get the information. But there are also some things in life which cannot move fast. For example, we cannot expect a baby to be conceived and born in an instant; and another matter which cannot be fast is attaining wisdom.

Today's reading reminds us that wisdom cannot be attained instantly into our minds and hearts. Instead, the reading tells us that wisdom takes those who seek her "at first through winding ways, bringing fear and faintness on him, plaguing him with her discipline until she can trust him, and testing him with her ordeals..." It is when we persevere, remain humble and patient, and let wisdom guide us that, as the reading tells us, "in the end she will lead him back to the straight road and reveal her secrets to him." Are we willing to slow down and let wisdom guide us closer to our loving God, and walk in His ways?

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