It is 27th February 2019. The readings are from Ecclesiasticus 4:11-19; and the Gospel from Mark 9:38-40. Except wisdom we search for many things in life. Wisdom resides in our being from the day we began the journey of our faith in the Lord. One cannot be wise without the help of the Holy Spirit. Wisdom cannot be taught in any school and depicted in black and white. It is a profound experience of a faithful soul. It all begins with the reverential fear for the Lord. God alone can bestow us with wisdom. Jesus is the wisdom of the Father. The first reading teaches us that anyone who seeks wisdom and regards it as most valuable, God continue to bless them. All those who are fond of wisdom will be protected and provided by the wisdom. “The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17). The word ‘wisdom’ occurs 222 times in the Old Testament alone. The destroyer of wisdom is pride and the display of arrogance of knowing-it-all. ‘When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom’ (Proverbs 11:2). With wisdom we all can live a life we are proud of because it is built and founded in values and virtues rather than vices and vanities. We all become service-minded by accommodating and following the voices of wisdom. Wisdom designs our life and proposes the successful and fruitful living consistently. The responsorial Psalm praises, “The lover of your law have great peace, O Lord.” (Ps. 118:165). In the Gospel, Jesus instructs us to work along with the others who are still search for the Wisdom of the Father and all those who spread the Word of God. We are reminded that we must fight with the other denominations and groups who share the Word of God. We need to include those who have not known the love and message of Christ. Let us not Christ to be revealed in others even though they do not belong to our institutions structure. Let not our fear, insecurity, selfishness and narrow-mindedness suppress the freedom of the Spirit of God among God’s people. May you have a good day. May God bless you.

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