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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Wise or Foolish?


Matthew 25:1-13 is the parable of the wise and foolish maidens, waiting for the wedding. Some carried extra oil to keep their lamps burning, while others....forgot and were left in the dark. Not many of us feel very wise these days. Each week brings some new collapse, threat, drop or bleak forecast. How different November 2007 was. Electioneering helped create new fault lines among friends and families. Topics that used to be approached are now taboo. Once proud and confident community leaders now wonder how they will handle new needs. Schools face the challenge of operating under reduced resources and staff with students having higher needs. I don't even comprehend the retail world!
Wisdom? Yeah, I need some full jars of it. But the wisdom from God is peace-creating wisdom. It's the wisdom that brings deep joy and contentment. It's the wisdom that savors sunsets and loves interrupting phone calls from friends.

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