Mass Readings: 1 Kings 3:4-13/Mark 6:30-34

Wisdom and More

The old saying is “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.” Solomon, to his everlasting credit, didn’t look at the throne as a quick ticket to money, power, pleasure and honor, but instead asked God for wisdom. He put love for God and neighbor first, just as God had commanded. And so he was rewarded not only with wisdom, but with all the other good things as well.

Jesus, whose head wore the crown of thorns and the crown of heaven, had no place to lay His head at all. But He came to give wisdom — to be Wisdom — in a way that Solomon never dreamed of. And He did so unstintingly. Like a slave always on call to his master, He responded willingly to the hunger of His flock for God’s word.

Prayer: Jesus, help me to be a kingly servant of You and Your people.