Sunday, August 19, 2018
Today, in Mercy, in the beautiful first reading from Proverbs, Wisdom builds her house and invites us to turn in to her welcoming door. Picture a lovely cottage, set in a varied garden. You are coming off a long road through the darkness. But Light shines from Wisdom’s doorway, carrying the invitation for refreshment and rest.
But there is a caveat before you partake:
Let whoever is simple turn in here …
Come, eat of my food,
and drink of the wine I have mixed!
Forsake foolishness that you may live;advance in the way of understanding.
Are we simple enough to become wise? Do we have a heart sincere enough to trust that there is an Infinity beyond our understanding Who loves and invites us from the depth of It’s Mystery?
In our Gospel, Jesus clarifies that He is the door by which we enter into the fullness of Wisdom. When we meet Him in Eucharist, in the deepest simplicity of faith, we pass through the door to Eternal Wisdom – to the sweet, infinite simplicity of God.
Today’s Responsorial Psalm offers us a refrain to thread through our prayer today:
Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.
This is Wisdom’s invitation offered to us in each experience of our day. May we be simple enough to hear it.
Music: Psalm 34 ~ The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir