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Thoughts and Happenings

LENT 2019 - Thursday, March 14

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Wisdom 9:9. With you is wisdom, she who knows your works and was present when you made the world; she understands what is pleasing in your sight and what is wright according to your commandments.

The interesting thing to me about this quotation is the personification and separation of “wisdom” from God.  It could support the notion of wisdom being the third person of the trinity, which observed creation.  It could also support the idea that the quest for knowledge and wisdom is a quest for better understanding of God and all his works.  Our daily pursuit of wisdom (or the Holy Spirit) can provide the necessary guidance for our lives—to tell us what is pleasing to God and right according to his commandments. The interesting thing to me about this quotation is the personification and separation of “wisdom” from God.  It could support the notion of wisdom being the third person of the trinity, which observed creation.  It could also support the idea that the quest for knowledge and wisdom is a quest for better understanding of God and all his works.  Our daily pursuit of wisdom (or the Holy Spirit) can provide the necessary guidance for our lives—to tell us what is pleasing to God and right according to his commandments.

— Ray Waldmann

I believe God is love, mercy, creative power and wisdom.  When I open myself to God’s presence through prayer, I’m more able to see myself as God’s beloved child, and the world as God’s amazingly wonderful creation.  Webster’s defines wisdom as “knowledge and the capacity to make due use of it.” With God’s wisdom comes the call to act-- I am called to join in God’s plan to perfect creation, to keep the great commandment to love.  I am called to commitment, courage, action and the small acts of kindness with which we bless each other and our world.

— Mary Waldmann

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