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Wisdom 6:17 The beginning of wisdom is the most sincere desire for instruction, and concern for instruction is love of her.
“I hold my own hand!” every time we crossed a street, exited a car, climbed stairs, or took a walk downtown. She would tug her hand away from whichever sibling or parent had reached for her, actually attempting to hold her own hand as we proceeded forward, as we tried to grab an elbow or jacket hood or whatever part we could snag to keep her from running into danger. “Mybyself” was her first rallying cry against control, her first declaration that she was going to go her own way, to learn the hard way.
To grow in wisdom requires us all to humbly offer ourselves up to the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit and our communities of faith and family. It requires us to honestly confess that we need help.
MOVING FORWARD: Are you holding your own hand? How might you ask for help?