I am home at the IHM Motherhouse in Monroe, Michigan. Sister Maxine and I have meetings through Sunday. As always it is great to be home. Last night we did our first live podcast from the Motherhouse. Sister Joyce Durosko, our nun and good friend, joined us for the podcast. It was a delight to be with her and with so many folks who joined the podcast for evening prayer. We’ll be on again tonight at 6 p.m. Central Time (your time zone) at aNunsLife.org/live.

Today’s readings for prayer are from Psalm 19 and the Book of Wisdom. I found the reading from Wisdom rather captivating. Here’s a part of it:

In Wisdom is a spirit
intelligent, holy, unique,
Manifold, subtle, agile,
clear, unstained, certain,
Not baneful, loving the good, keen,
unhampered, beneficent, kindly,
Firm, secure, tranquil,
all-powerful, all-seeing,
And pervading all spirits,
though they be intelligent, pure and very subtle.
For Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion,
and she penetrates and pervades all things by reason of her purity.

I love that line … “Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion.” I’m not sure what it means yet but am going to munch on these words for a bit today.

And here’s a beautiful image of Sophia, Holy Wisdom. Sophia is a Greek word that refers to the Wisdom of God and is often seen in Christian mystical writings. Saint Paul also writes of Holy Wisdom in his letters.

Ikona Sofiya

What strikes you about Wisdom in the reading or in the image? What bit of Wisdom do you need for your day today?