Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth.
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I read an essay this morning filled with wisdom and understanding, goodness and gentleness. After reading it, I took comfort in knowing that, at least, I can recognize wisdom when I see and hear it. There is a line in a poem by Amy Lowell that says, "it is like a chord we knew existed but so seldom hear the tone that we laugh at the half-forgotten sound. The world is full of rude awakenings and heaven-born castles shattered to the ground and yet, our human longing vainly clings to a belief in beauty through all wrong. Oh, stay your hand and leave my heart its songs." I am drawn to gentle souls for their wisdom and cannot force it out myself without a constipated strain. I can, however, recognize it when I see and hear it and that is worth something.
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Open me to your wisdom, Holy Spirit. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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