28th Sunday in ordinary time

Exultation of Wisdom

Cycle B

 There is a world of difference between knowledge and wisdom even though these two are gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Without going into the detailed definition of each, true wisdom is borne by a deep relation with One who is the source of true wisdom by which all His decisions are life-giving.

We could benefit from this gift by praying for the movement of the Spirit from knowledge to true wisdom.

Even the gospel today is a leap from knowledge (knowing the 10 commandments) to wisdom (sell everything you have, give it to the poor, and come follow me.)  Salvation is not simply in observing the 10 commandments we have learned since our childhood, but in following the footsteps of Jesus, listening to him each day, and patterning our lives after him for the salvation of the world.