Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sirach 24:1-12

Year C - Christmas 2 or Blessed Body 2
January 3, 2015

How much like Wisdom are you? Is everything you do justified and that done by others worthy of ignoring or blame? After all, your glory must shine.

There is much to rejoice in regarding a maturation in wisdom. One rejoicing is the locus of our wisdom being quite local. When we pay attention to our individual gifts and experience, we can be quite glad that we have something to share in the building up of a common good. We can see how our part can play with larger and larger circles of other gifts and experiences. So we are both bold to share and humble enough to listen. A wisdom that is both bold and humble is a wise wisdom indeed.

Now we can rejoice that wisdom coming after or beyond mine has a precedence to mine as it builds further than I was able to. While that was always before me, I was not able to access it, enter it. Now, as I further the wisdom of others I also honor those who further my current wisdom. This standing between past and next wisdom is a glorious place. The trick is to keep up enough to be able to move with that movement of past and next without unbalancing the inherent tension.

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