Monday, August 13, 2012

Reflection for the Week - August 13

Wisdom emerges in our lives slowly and sometimes painfully. It invites reflection, question, and struggle. It covers everything from advice on how to take care of daily tasks, to the absurdity of them all. For true wisdom relates to living spirituality as it deals with facing life in all its ups and downs. God graciously meets us through living, as we shape the contours of every day routines and choices, so that we might learn to wisely follow the path to life and goodness. The fear (awe, reverence) of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. This saying targets a two-dimensional reality: wisdom as internal; focused on the individual who be’s and do’s, and as external; situated in a variety of social contexts in the world. Life is to be filled with the gift of the wisdom of God, which applies to the whole of human activity, as we forge ahead on the journey towards our destiny.