In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
As we come to the end of February, we close with some thoughts from King Solomon who was known for his great wisdom.
God gave Solomon very great wisdom and understanding as vast as the sand on the seashore, so that Solomon's wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all of the people of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt. He was wiser than anyone else: He would speak of trees, of animals, birds, reptiles and fish. People came from all the nations to hear the wisdom of Solomon. (Adapted from / Kings 4: 29-34)
The Word of the Lord. Response: Thanks be to God.
We celebrate the Wisdom of King Solomon. May we, by our choices be remembered as he is for our wisdom and we pray that we will have the understanding to make responsible decisions in our lives.
We pray this prayer attributed to the Indigenous peoples' wisdom:
O Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
and whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me! I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom
Let me walk in beauty,
and make my eyes ever behold
the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made
and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people.
Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.