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Homily for November 8, 2020

Antiques Roadshow, a PBS show that provided hoarders with the hope of fortune was about comparing an item to the standard of an antique. Today’s first reading tells us that we should compare all we do to the wisdom of God. The gospel tells us that this means always being ready for the presence of God however it appears.

Whose Wisdom? God’s or the world’s?

Going Behind the Word: In order to get a better sense of what Saint Paul is getting at in the second reading from this Sunday’s Mass, it is helpful to look at what he says before what we hear today. He goes to great lengths to contrast what it means to trust in human wisdom, the wisdom of this age, and the wisdom he preaches, which pierces God. Human wisdom causes us to love ourselves, but God’s wisdom invites us into the very depths of God’s being in love. Human wisdom may satisfy today, but God’s wisdom saves forever.

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