Gift: Wisdom– With the gift of wisdom, we see God at work in our lives and in the world. For the wise person, the wonders of nature, historical events, and the ups and downs of our lives take on deeper meaning. The matters of judgment about the truth, and being able to see the image of God.
Observation: I don’t know why, but this verse was especially meaningful to me today as I read it. I almost journaled on a continuation of my pastor’s homily from yesterday’s Mass and the Gospel reading for today, but I remembered reading this verse and feeling drawn to write about it. The truth is for me, I should be able to see the Lord standing by my side now, saying that I should take courage…I have borne witness to His cause in Springfield, so I must take it to the world.
Personification: Faithfulness In order to display the fruit of faithfulness, I must listen to the message that I am receiving from the Word of God today and begin to act on it. My wife is telling me to do something about furthering my education, and I believe she is right to admonish me to take that first step and God knows what will come next.
Prayer: Lord, show me the way to become everything that you have created me to be and continue to give me the grace necessary to avoid the evils of this world. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit…Amen!