So many voices,

so many signs,

so many choices and opinions

all promising wisdom

and the life it brings.


It’s tempting to listen,

tempting to try these well-marketed principles

especially now, when so much is at stake.


But, then I remember,

wisdom is not an idea,

not a method or technique,

not a formula to buy or sell.


It’s much simpler, and much more difficult than that,

for it requires the unpredictable,

the time-consuming,

the vulnerable work

of relationship with you, God.


So, here I am, to lose myself in you again,

and to let your wisdom find me.