You may not be so familiar with the book of Wisdom, one of the seven Sapiential (wisdom) books of the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Old Testament). It was written about 50 years before Christ, probably in Alexandria, and while we Catholics consider it deuterocanonical (second canon) but divinely inspired, it is not in many Protestant Bibles. Regardless, the message we hear today could well sound familiar. It echoes Solomon’s prayer for wisdom when he ascends the throne, found in the book of Kings and in Chronicles. A great way to identify really important themes in the Bible – look for the ones that are repeated over and over! The take home for us? Wisdom, a gift of the Holy Spirit, is priceless, to be treasured above any material things. Today mig

Sunday, October 11, 2015