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19th Nov. 2017 - 33rd Sunday of the Year A

posted 17 Nov 2017, 06:44 by Veronica Yarwood

H.B. Hw.


There we have it. True wisdom is perfection.

Wisdom is priceless. Wisdom is confidence.

Wisdom is advantage, benefit and value. There

is no negativity in true wisdom. Wisdom

underpins useful occupation, goo ,4work and

positive activity. It is productive and generous.

There is no deceit or emptiness in wisdom.

Wisdom is praiseworthy and is always its own

reward. And today that is what our Proverbs

reading is saying. We are not into a D.I.Y. "how

to be the perfect wife". It is all about wisdom.


And what is this wisdom? Or rather who is this

wisdom? It is the Lord and the Lord is our

happiness and prosperity. The Lord is our

fruitfulness and our fertility. So we really do

have to get out of the way. We have to let the

Lord be the Lord. Because We are not into

belonging systems and systems of belief which

leave us saying, "I am right and you are wrong"

to our world, so much as the ways of



And the ways, of transformation into wisdom,

life and light are present, now and urgent. The

"Day of the Lord" is now, always now. We

cannot afford to waste time on false scents that

lead to a false self of ceaseless thinking and

consequent emotions.


Do we realise that 93% of our thinking at least is

repetitive and useless. When we say, "I think",

it is about as meaningful as, "I digest". The- true

self is the watcher who recognises our think

babble for what it is and our consequent

emotions for what they are.


The true self is a self of light. We children of

the day, called to consciousness, "do not belong

to the night or to darkness, so we should not go

on sleeping, as everyone does, but stay awake

and sober". (Thess: 5.6).


The vast majority of us are unconscious so we

need to get wise to the truth. "Make your home

in me, as I make mine in you, says the Lord".

The Lord invites us to become prayer, the true

self, allowing God to be God in our lives. Just

like Jesus. By letting God be God in himself,

Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and the

seat of true wisdom.