By Father Bernard Holzer, aa
There are so many challenges and confusion in our world, in our lives, in our families, in perhaps within us...
Let us ask the Lord to give us His Wisdom, to welcome it and to live with it.
A reading from the Book of Wisdom (6: 12-16)
« Resplendent and unfading is Wisdom
And she is readily perceived by those who love her,
And found by those who seek her.
She hastens to make herself known to those who desire her
one who watches for her at dawn will not be disappointed,
for she will be found sitting at the gate.
For setting your heart on her is the perfection of prudence,
and whoever keeps vigil for her is quickly free from care;
Because she makes her rounds, seeking those worthy of her,
and graciously appears to them on the way,
and goes to meet them with full attention.”
Let us pray with King Solomon (Book of Wisdom 9: 1-6, 9-11):
“God of my ancestors, Lord of mercy,
you who have made all things by your word
And in your wisdom have established humankind
to rule the creatures produced by you,
And to govern the world in holiness and righteousness,
and to render judgment in integrity of heart:
Give me Wisdom, the consort at your throne,
and do not reject me from among your children;
For I am your servant, the child of your maidservant,
a man weak and short-lived
and lacking in comprehension of judgment and of laws.
Indeed, though one be perfect among mortals,
if Wisdom, who comes from you, be lacking,
that one will count for nothing.
Now with you is Wisdom, who knows your works
and was present when you made the world;
Who understands what is pleasing in your eyes
and what is conformable with your commands.
Send her forth from your holy heavens
and from your glorious throne dispatch her
That she may be with me and work with me,
that I may know what is pleasing to you.
For she knows and understands all things,
and will guide me prudently in my affairs
and safeguard me by her glory.”