If you can’t read my chicken scratch here are the words of Sirach 6:14-17 on wisdom–
Come to her with all your soul and keep her ways with all your might. Search out and seek and she will become known to you and when you get a hold of her do not let go for at last you will find the rest she gives and she will be changed into joy for you. She will become a strong defense and her collar a glorious robe. her yoke a golden ornament and her bonds a purple cord. you will wear her like a glorious robe.
I already had this sketch with the long skirt covered in a garden, and when I read these verses I knew that they belonged with her. Each of the flowers reminded me of a different bit of wisdom, a memory, an opportunity, whether good or bad, to learn and grow. To turn the bad ones into beautiful chances to grow in joy.
I want to wear wisdom as a glorious robe. I want to seek out wisdom and let it hold me until it fills me with joy. Doesn’t that sound lovely? How different would our world be if everyone looked at wisdom this way? If we let learning change our hearts for good, instead of bitterness and anger? If we all cloaked ourselves in the gloriousness of love?
I am praying for that. For all of us.