Sunday August 16th, Proverbs 9: Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars.  She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.  She has sent out her maids, and she calls from the highest point of the city.  "Let all who are simple come in here!"  Wisdom was highly regarded at the time of Solomon and in some cases was considered the calling of what would now be known as the Holy Spirit.  Here the calling is for all who are simple to come into the place prepared.  All who are simple seems like an odd definition.  But think of those who are not regarded as simple, those who weave complex plots to get ahead, to out due the other person, to take advantage, in other words, the movers and the shakers in society, in this context, are the excluded ones.  The proof of success in capitalism is getting ahead of, and beating out the other guy, the proof of success in Christianity comes to us in the words of Jesus.  In Matthew 5 and Luke 6, Jesus tells us; blessed are the meek, blessed are the poor, blessed are the persecuted, blessed are those who hunger and thrust.  Perhaps we should have these words above church doors, as well as congressional doors, “let all who are simple come in here”, let you and I come in here, let the ordinary and not so ordinary people come in here.  


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