How’s your Tuesday going? Things are going well here. For those of you who missed out on this past Sunday’s field trip to visit the Quakers at Multnomah Meeting we had a nice time and there seemed to be a lot of interest in doing this kind of thing again. I wrote a short reflection about my own experience there on my blog which you can read if you’d like (Link).
Speaking of blogs. This Sunday after our meeting for worship we are going to have another one of our Internet Cafe’s. This week I will be talking about "blogging as ministry." So I will share a little about some of the ways that blogging can actually be seen as a ministry and then we can work on blogging, setting them up, etc.
Secondly, Our last Sunday discussion starts at 6:30pm Sunday night. And Michelle Week is going to be our guest talking with us about the Camas Food Co-Op, Food Justice and other related topics. I hope you can make it.
And now onto the Scripture passages for the week:
Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31
“Does not wisdom call,
and does not understanding raise her voice?
On the heights, beside the way,
at the crossroads she takes her stand;
beside the gates in front of the town,
at the entrance of the portals she cries out:
“To you, O people, I call,
and my cry is to all that live.
The LORD created me at the beginning of his work,
the first of his acts of long ago.
Ages ago I was set up,
at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
When there were no depths I was brought forth,
when there were no springs abounding with water.
Before the mountains had been shaped,
before the hills, I was brought forth—
when he had not yet made earth and fields,
or the world’s first bits of soil.
When he established the heavens, I was there,
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
when he made firm the skies above,
when he established the fountains of the deep,
when he assigned to the sea its limit,
so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
then I was beside him, like a master worker;
and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing before him always,
rejoicing in his inhabited world
and delighting in the human race.
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you."
1. What can we learn about Wisdom from this passage?
2. Who do you think wisdom is?
3. Do you notice connections between these two passages?
4. What practices do you think we take on to work at incorporating wisdom more into our lives and the life of our church?
Let’s come prepared to reflect on these queries Sunday.
Have a blessed week,