Last Sunday we had Jesus’ admonition to ‘wait.’ Today it is Mother’s Day! Who could offer us a better lesson in the art of waiting that Mothers-to-be?! They wait…and they deliver!
We started talking about good manners, being humble so that we are never shamed or snubbed. But the best etiquette is all about treating others as we want to be treated and helping those who cannot help themselves. Even Amy Vanderbilt would agree.
As we increase in wisdom, we relish the diversity that creatures display. Thus we start to see creation even as God sees it, a reflection of the divine splendor. But wisdom appears to be in short supply!
Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband trusts in her. He shall have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
Don't exalt yourself in the presence of the king, or claim a place among great men; for it is better that it be said to you, "Come up here," than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince.
A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold. The rich and the poor have this in common: Yahweh is the maker of them all.
Wisdom has set her table. She cries from the highest places of the city: "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here! Come, eat some of my bread, Drink of my wine. Leave your simple ways, and live. Walk in the way of understanding."
Wisdom cries aloud: "To you, I call! I send my voice to the sons of mankind. You fools, be of an understanding heart. Hear, for I will speak excellent things. My mouth speaks truth. Wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
Wisdom calls aloud in the street. "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will fools hate knowledge? Turn at my reproof. Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you. I will make known my words to you.