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Our Mother of Good Counsel,
located in Bryn Mawr, PA,
just 20 minutes west of Philadelphia,
welcomes all!

Wisdom and Prudence

Dear Friends,

Father Denny, OSA, Pastor

This Sunday, the 28th in Ordinary TIme, the First Reading is from the seventh chapter of the Book of Wisdom. “Wisdom” was written, originally in Greek, some two hundred years before Jesus was born. In this Old Testament book, wisdom is clearly presented as an attribute of God, as something to be desired and sought after. To experience wisdom is to encounter the divine. Wisdom and prudence are intimately linked.

The First Reading begins, “I prayed, and prudence was given me; I pleaded and the spirit of wisdom came to me.” Wisdom, by definition, is the quality of having good judgment. Prudence is discreet and thoughtful. Prudence enables us to exercise wisdom.

It seems to me that our times could use a powerful infusion of wisdom and prudence. Both individuals and all the diverse communities that share this one earth would benefit from such an infusion. Increased wisdom and prudence would undoubtedly lead to greater civility, charity, and inclusion. The author of the Book of Wisdom tells us that the path to wisdom and prudence begins with praying for these gifts. Let’s take a moment and pledge to do just that, for ourselves and for those who exercise roles of leadership in our church, our nation, and our world.

God bless!
Father Denny


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