Lectio Divina Reading
October 19, 2003
The Book of Wisdom
Wisdom and Human Destiny
On seeking God and rejecting evil (Chapter 1:1-8)
Love uprightness you who are rulers on earth,
be properly disposed towards the Lord and seek him in simplicity of heart; for he will be found by those who do not put him to the test, revealing himself to those who do not mistrust him. Perverse thoughts, however, separate people from God, and power, when put to the test, confounds the stupid. Wisdom will never enter the soul of a wrong-doer, nor dwell in a body enslaved to sin; for the holy spirit of instruction flees deceitfulness, recoils from unintelligent thoughts, is thwarted by the onset of vice.
Wisdom is a spirit friendly to humanity, though she will not let a blasphemerís words go unpunished; since God observes the very soul and accurately surveys the heart, listening to every word. For the spirit of the Lord fills the world, and that which holds everything together knows every word said. No one who speaks what is wrong will go undetected, nor will avenging Justice pass by such a one.
Good-bye to Summer
Is there a part of your life that is in "summer" now?
Are you being asked to let go of anything that has been fruitful and abundant for you?
What part of your "summer" is most challenging for you to let go?
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