Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21

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

In the midst of difficulty we not only need Hope to keep waking up another day but Wisdom to guide its implementation. Diffuse hope is of less assistance than focused hope. Not that either is more evident than the other, just that the work of employing expressions of hope in particular settings generates the needed energy to keep feeding hope.

Hope plus Wisdom allows teaching/learning to proceed through dark ages. Wisdom plus hope keeps adding experience to experience until a crack can be widened enough to broach.

A warning needs to keep being made in the midst of these passages about wisdom: a wisdom that delivers the oppressed to be oppressors is not a wisdom worth the striving for. If the “righteous/wise” plunder the “ungodly/unwise” we are simply set up for a next round of disasters, each larger than the last. Stop, consider wisdom in a larger context than victory, and live for that larger wisdom.

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