October 11, 2009: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
I prayed, and understanding was given me. I called on God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me. I preferred her to scepters and thrones, and I accounted wealth as nothing in comparison with her. Neither did I liken to her any priceless gem, because all gold is but a little sand in her sight, and silver will be accounted as clay before her. (Wisdom 7:7-9)
This reading about wisdom, from the Book of the Wisdom, is appropriate to read and think about as a student. We can attain wisdom as we learn. There are many ways to learn. We learn in school, but we also learn from life and experience. We can learn from people who’ve lived longer than us. For these reasons and many more the author of the Book of Wisdom speaks of wisdom as much more precious than earthly treasures.
The Sacred Scriptures are filled with wisdom.
Taking time to read your Bible daily will provide you with a lot of good advice. But more than that, the Scriptures have been inspired by God. In them there is much instruction for leading a good life. Keep your Bible handy and read a few verses daily. You could start today with the New Testament, reading the Gospel of Mark. Or, you could read from the Book of Wisdom, starting at Chapter 7.