November 17, 2017
For from the greatness and the beauty of created things their original author, by analogy, is seen. (Wisdom 13:1-9)
I am gaining a new appreciation of the Book of Wisdom, as I have reflected on the weekday readings. The words provide some much…well, wisdom!
I often find myself caught up in the beauty of things I see around me.
I walk outside on a bright, sunny day with a bit of a nip in the air, take a deep breath and say, “What an awesome day!”
On vacation, I often get up at 4:00 a.m. to go out on the lake in a rowboat. I enjoy the quiet and the lake is like glass and so serene. I say to myself, “Wisconsin is so awesome!”
I see one of my grandchildren look up at his or her mother with an adoring look, a look that says, “You are so awesome!” I see this and get a bit choked up and think, “The love between a child and his mother is so awesome.”
Yes, beautiful weather, the nature that is all around us, and the love shared between one another are all awesome. Wisdom reminds us: For from the greatness and the beauty of created things their original author, by analogy, is seen.
In other words, if you think what you are seeing around you is awesome, just imagine how awesome the Creator of all these things must be!