Have you ever read the entire Book of Wisdom? It has some beautiful sections. Today we hear that wisdom is radiant and unfading and is found by those who seek and desire her. To fix one’s thoughts on her is perfect understanding.

Today’s Responsorial Psalm reiterates the notion of thirsting for and desiring God. I think of you on my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night. And the Gospel speaks of the five wise bridesmaids who thought ahead regarding their supplies of oil. The case of those women is an illustration of practical wisdom, which has to go hand-in-hand with the loftier divine attribute of God.

Wisdom is seen as an attribute of God, a breath of the power of God … an image of His goodness (Wis 7:25-26). St. Paul says that in Jesus are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Col 2:3).

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