2015. október 21., szerda

Incarnation on Wednesday (On God’s daily touches)

“So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding…than shall thou understand the fear of the Lord” (Proverbs 2). “For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead” (Proverbs 2)

"Wisdom" is the main objective of the person who lives in faith. When we 'lift up our voice for understanding', we are caught up in an existential dynamic. "Wisdom", for which we strive, is existentially vital. "Wisdom" is the life underneath the surface of our words. "Wisdom" is life in us; it is life in a hidden, unnoticed (definitely unmarked!) corner of history. Where our life merges with God's vision on history. "Wisdom" is a connection between us and the One who has a broader understanding of ourselves. "Wisdom" is the experience of being embraced by Meaning; by a meaning which lasts, which does not disappear under the pressure of the fast changing appearances of the world.

Biblical wisdom, its experience, is about establishing a connection with our 'outer body', History. "Wisdom" is the precious moment when we are active parts of history. When we are not buried under its heavy weight.

Thus, "wisdom" in us is the ability to speak. "Wisdom" is our ability to hope. Biblical wisdom is our ability to speak of God's continuous incarnation into his history; into our present. Actually, "wisdom" is the ability to name our wounds and losses in hope. "Wisdom", and this is the wisdom of the Cross, is the ability to celebrate our joys − always in view of the One, who sanctified the path leading to our celebration.

Living this "wisdom" thus makes us realise that God's Incarnation is continuous. It has been taking place up until now. Till this second of pain, till this second of joy. "Wisdom" is just a window on this our being inhabited by God. Whatever happens in our life, joy or challenge, Jesus' incarnation, wisely or unwisely from God's part, continues. It challenges us with its full weight: his Incarnation was never intended to be a one time event.


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