Wisdom 9:13- 18b
A reading from the Book of Wisdom
Who can know God’s counsel, or who can conceive what the Lord intends?
For the deliberations of mortals are timid, and unsure are our plans. For
the corruptible body burdens the soul and the earthen shelter weights
down the mind that has many concerns. And scarce do we guess the things
on earth, and what is within our grasp we find with difficulty; but when
things are in heaven, who can search them out? Or who ever knew your
counsel, except you had given wisdom and sent your holy spirit from on
And thus were the paths of those on earth made straight.
The word of the Lord