From today’s reading (Wisdom 13:1-9):
‘Even so, they are not to be excused:
if they are capable of acquiring enough knowledge
to be able to investigate the world,
how have they been so slow to find its Master?’
Today’s reading is a beautiful one, contemplating the power and majesty of God the Creator.
Yet in this final passage from the reading there is a stark warning for those who haven’t yet found Him. We are warned that there is no excuse for those who investigate the ways of the world and who fail to recognise God.
Perhaps this reading is most applicable to those who close their minds to God, preferring to shut Him out rather than acknowledge Him and abide by His Commandments. Or perhaps they shut Him out through guilt. Whatever the reason it is not good enough. And this is a concern because we do not want a situation where people are at risk because of their unbelief or because they simply choose to ignore God. We must help these people to understand God and to understand His love for everyone. It is the duty of the faithful to stand up for the Word of God and to be true to it. What better way to be true to God’s Word than to live it and to save others by it?