(Especially the first reading)
Today consider Ben Sirach's words and insights aboutd the treasure house of wisdom and her many giftds tous. Verses 11-19, I believe, can open up for each person directions to a happy and peace-filled life. Here are a few insights that I suggest you ponder.
Those who love her (wisdom) love life;
Those who seek her out win the Lord's favor.
Come Holy Spirit, open you gift of wisdom for me!
"If they remain faithful, they will possess me;
their descendants too will inherit me."
Come, Holy Spirit my ability to live out my resolutions.
"I will walk with them in disguise, and at first I will
test them with trails."
Come, Holy Spirit, impart your gift of understanding,
that I might know when, where and how you seek to lead me
and give to me your gift of fortitude
that I may be strong in facing the trials that I confront each day.
And may the Holy Spirit come to the aid
of the people of Oklahoma
in their days of trial