There is a nice excerpt from the First Reading for Mass for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time:
Wisdom 7:7: “I prayed, and prudence was given me;
I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.”
As alcoholics and addicts we are familiar with seeking wisdom and prudence. It’s there in the short form of the Serenity Prayer said at most 12 Step meetings:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
One of the greatest gifts you can ask for is wisdom. It enables you to discern the good from the bad, to make rightly formed decisions as opposed to those based on feelings and emotion. It helps you to navigate the rough terrain and churning seas of daily life.
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