November 16, 2017

Wisdom 7: 22- 8: 1

7:22 For in her is the spirit of understanding: holy, singular, manifold, subtle, perceptive, lively, chaste, reliable, gracious, loving, good, astute, who forbids nothing beneficial,
7:23 humane, kind, steadfast, trustworthy, secure, having all virtue, watching for all things and grasping all things with a pure and most delicate understanding of spirit.
7:24 For wisdom is more active than all active things, yet she reaches everywhere because of her purity.
7:25 For she is a breath of the virtue of God and a genuine emanation from the purity of the almighty God, and therefore nothing unclean can invade her.
7:26 Indeed, she is the brightness of eternal light, and the unspotted mirror of the majesty of God, and the image of his goodness.
7:27 And though she is one, she can do all things; and, unchanging in herself, she renews all things, and throughout the nations she conveys herself to holy souls, establishing them as friends and prophets of God.
7:28 For God loves none but those who dwell with wisdom.
7:29 For she is more spectacular than the sun, and above the array of all the stars; compared with the light, she is found to be before it.
7:30 Indeed, after her comes night, but wisdom will not be overcome by malice.
8:1 Thus, she reaches mightily from one end all the way to the other, and she orders all things sweetly.

Luke    17: 20-25

17:20 Then he was questioned by the Pharisees: “When does the kingdom of God arrive?” And in response, he said to them: “The kingdom of God arrives unobserved.

17:21 And so, they will not say, ‘Behold, it is here,’ or ‘Behold, it is there.’ For behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”

17:22 And he said to his disciples: “The time will come when you will desire to see one day of the Son of man, and you will not see it.

17:23 And they will say to you, ‘Behold, he is here,’ and ‘Behold, he is there.’ Do not choose to go out, and do not follow them.

17:24 For just as lightning flashes from under heaven and shines to whatever is under heaven, so also will the Son of man be in his day.

17:25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.