Sunday, January 18, 2015

This week's lesson (January 17-23): divine wisdom

"There is a mine for silver and a place where gold is refined. Iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted from ore. 
". . . But where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell?" -- Job 28:1-2, 12 (NIV)
If you want to find the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything, then you're going to need:
  • A passport.
  • And some airline tickets. 
That's because the experts all agree the Path to Enlightenment is long and winding and inevitably leads you to some far-off place you've never been before.
  • Like Tibet.
  •  Or Dagobah.
And that's why Proverbs 8 is so weird -- for in it, Wisdom does not demand that we climb a mountain, go on a vision quest in the desert, or even sign up for Outward Bound.
Instead, Wisdom comes looking for us -- and what's more, she does so in those common, everyday places we visit all the time:
  • Like the grocery store.
  • The bus stop.
  • And even in a committee.
That's why you may want to take a quick look around the place you're reading this.
You see, you don't need to go someplace special to find enlightenment.
No, Wisdom can find you anywhere.
Even the place you are right now.

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