Tuesday, February 26, 2019

To love and cherish Lady Wisdom is to love life.

"Wisdom brings up her own sons,
and cares for those who seek her." (Sirach 4: 11).

We continue our reflection on the word of God from the Book of Sirach. In the above, we see Wisdom as personification of the adorable and awesome Spirit. And here, she is a beautiful and tender woman. A mother!

"Whoever loves her loves life, those who wait on her early will be filled with happiness.
Whoever holds her close will inherit honour, and wherever he walks the Lord will bless him.
Those who serve her minister to the Holy One, and the Lord loves those who love her." (Sirach 4: 12 - 14).

How do we love, cherish and serve Lady Wisdom? Remember that Lady Wisdom is personification of the Holy Spirit.
First and foremost, you must desire her more than silver and gold. You must seek her assiduously through prayer and the study of her word. Since the Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus Christ, you must come frequently to the source of living water, the Sacraments especially the Eucharist and Reconciliation where she inhabits.

"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord;
No one can come to the Father except through me." (John 14: 6).

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