Our first reading is taken this weekend from the last chapter of the marvelous book of Proverbs. After ruminating for many pages on different aspects of the wise life, the author concludes with a hymn of praise to a smart, industrious, dedicated, and pious wife. I would like to focus on the theology and spirituality of work implied in this passage. Our work makes us collaborators with God, who gives us the privilege of participating in his good governance of the universe.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Psalm – Psalm 128:1-5
Reading 2 – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
Gospel – Matthew 25:14-30