Wisdom in post-quarantine times!

“Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.”
(Proverbs 3:15)

God appeared to Solomon and gave him the opportunity to ask for anything he desired. What did Solomon desire more than anything else?

WISDOM

He chose wisdom over gold, oil, a NYTimes Bestseller, women, power, popularity, or long life. Why? Because wisdom is supreme. God was pleased with his request too so he granted it to him. It’s great to be intellectual or book smart, but it’s much more valuable to have wisdom AND apply it appropriately.

I’m reading ‘The Shape of Living’ by David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University. It’s a simple and rich read, providing spiritual directions for everyday life, especially when overwhelmed.

Living through this pandemic is overwhelming. During quarantine a lot of people were overwhelmed with their hair. A solution, and a funny one, was to just hack it off because no-one you knew was going to see it. I cut my fringe, crookedly. It costs 50 Euro for a good haircut in Dublin!!! Perhaps growing it out is wise stewardship.

In a season full of loss; movement, community, hope, job, finances, beauty appointments, freedom there is wisdom and strength in deliberately focusing on our gains.

What have you gained in these past few months?

There are two kinds of wisdom. What are they?

“Who is wise and understanding among you?
Let him show it by his good life,
by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”
(James 3:13)

Published by Jeanette Dean

I'm a life long learner. I've been on a voyage of discovery since childhood so ask why a lot. I'm Irish and a bit American. I write because its freeing and healing. I love photography, theology, the natural beauty of Ireland and swimming in the sea year round. I see the world through the lens of Celtic Christianity but can try on other perspectives. The business of everyday spirituality has always fascinated me. I hope this blog challenges, inspires and encourages you. Perhaps you'd like to work with me. Please reach out to me if that's the case. I'd love to hear from YOU so please comment and let me know you are out there!

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