Scripture is replete with references to the spirit of wisdom, as a source of healing, comfort and encouragement from God, for those who pursue wisdom. A beautiful passage from deutro-canoncial Book of the Wisdom of Solomon, included in the Catholic Bible, seems to say it all: “I loved wisdom more than health or beauty, and I chose to have her rather than light, because her radiance never ceases” (chapter 7, verse 10). The splendor and worth of divine wisdom is a major theme in the Book of Wisdom.

Today’s photo is of a wooden sculpture, approximately 12″ tall, crafted by a retired priest-friend of ours. It is entitled “Healing Spirit,” and seems to capture the theme of a harp-bearing messenger of God bearing the gift of wisdom to those who are open to receiving it. The Liturgical Season of Holy Lent we are now in is an ideal time to pursue more ardently the “the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God” (Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 3:1).

May we seek wisdom and find her in our daily round of prayer and work, as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Be assured of our prayers and please keep us in yours. Thank you. A Blessed continuation Lent.

Abbot Christian and the monks