10 Minute Daily Retreat: Gift of Wisdom

Reflection by Louise Crossley
When I think of the Gift of Wisdom, I think of the famous poem 'Even this shall pass away.' It follows the life of a king and his happy and sad occasions through life.
While this king has many opportunities to satisfy his desires, he realises that everything in this world is temporary. In the end, even death shall pass away.
                                                                                                                                                    Wisdom is knowing that in the end...
'Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire other than you.' Psalm 73:25
Wisdom is knowing that God alone can give us this desire....and that it's a free gift.
Struck with palsy, sore and old,
Waiting at the Gates of Gold,
Said he with his dying breath,
“Life is done, but what is Death?”
Then, in answer to the king,
Fell a sunbeam on his ring,
Showing by a heavenly ray,
“Even this shall pass away.”
–Theodore Tilton

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