Understanding will guard you

The next selection in the Wisdom Dose (no longer Daily, but only occasionally, sorry) comes from Proverbs 2:9-11;

Then you will understand rectitude and justice, honesty, every good path;
For wisdom will enter your heart, knowledge will please your soul,
Discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you

In a way it relates rather well to the upcoming Solemnity of Pentecost. For in those passages we see the kind of guidance and protection that the Holy Spirit can provide us if we struggle to do God’s will.

We learned (or should have learned) in catechism class as children (or as adults in RCIA) that the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Counsel, Fortitude, Piety and Fear of the Lord. We see these reflected in the above scriptural passage.

Gifts such as these are excellent ones to pray for during the Pentecost Novena, which I wrote about in the previous post.

Think about them when you pray it. Offer them up as a petition.

Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)

"The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts"

and "The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics"