Sept. 5, 2010 — Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
The reading from Wisdom 9 points out, “Who can know God’s counsel, or who can conceive what the Lord intends?” By our own mental processes, we have no way to figure out how God is working in human affairs to accomplish his purposes. As he spoke through the prophet Isaiah (55:8), “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.”
God, however, has come to our help through the wisdom the Holy Spirit gives. “Who ever knew your counsel, except you had given wisdom and sent your holy spirit from on high?” Knowing God, we can be sure his thoughts, his ways, are good and intended for our blessing.