Category: Wisdom

Why Are We Content to Simply Wait for Heaven?

We are reminded by Henry David Thoreau to be attentive now: Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” And Catherine of Siena, the Dominican Saint, said centuries before him that, All the way to heaven is heaven.” Why wait?!

Some Wisdom from Teresa of Avila

When we were in our chapel at morning prayer, I noted how the reading in our breviary (Thursday, Week III) complemented the Gospel reading for the day in which we are admonished to give, forgive, and to not judge. Let us look at our… Continue Reading “Some Wisdom from Teresa of Avila”

The Power of our Thoughts

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. – Peace Pilgrim

The Wisdom of Pooh

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. – A.A. Milne (via Eeyore) One of our sisters considers pampas grass to be a nuisance, and rather large weeds. I’ve always found it pretty to look at. It’s that way sometimes, weeds .… Continue Reading “The Wisdom of Pooh”

Wisdom from Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Fulfilled life is possible in spite of unfulfilled wishes. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer So let us live our lives to the full!

Let Us Be Simple, and Turn into the House of Wisdom

We are encouraged in Sunday’s First Reading from the Book of Proverbs (Pr. 9:1-6) to seek wisdom. Wisdom has built her house, she has set up her seven columns; she has dressed her meat, mixed her wine, yes, she has spread her table. She… Continue Reading “Let Us Be Simple, and Turn into the House of Wisdom”

Wisdom Must Be Cultivated

We all know about the wisdom of Solomon, and how he asked God for this gift above all others. In yesterday’s reading we saw how his fame had spread to the Queen of Sheba, so great was his wisdom. All that fame, renown, and… Continue Reading “Wisdom Must Be Cultivated”

Let Our Feet Not Falter

From today’s Responsorial Psalm 37: The mouth of the just one tells of wisdom and the tongue utters what is right. The law of God is in the heart of such a one, so that the foot does not falter. May her foot not… Continue Reading “Let Our Feet Not Falter”

Can We Discern the Artisan from the Beauty that Surrounds Us?

More from today’s selection from the Book of Wisdom All  were by nature foolish who were in ignorance of God, and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing God who is, and from studying the works did not discern the… Continue Reading “Can We Discern the Artisan from the Beauty that Surrounds Us?”

Wisdom – the Image of God’s Goodness

Since Sunday, we have had lovely readings from the Book of Wisdom In Wisdom is a spirit intelligent, holy, unique, Manifold, subtle, agile, clear, unstained, certain, Not baneful, loving the good, keen, unhampered, beneficent, kindly, Firm, secure, tranquil, all-powerful, all-seeing, And pervading all spirits, though they be… Continue Reading “Wisdom – the Image of God’s Goodness”