Young king Solomon offers a profound stewardship prayer in today’s first reading. He asks the Lord to give him an understanding heart, compassion towards God’s people & the insight to distinguish right from wrong. An understanding heart, or wisdom, is a gift from God, a gift that enables us to make good decisions & prudent choices. Cultivating & sharing this gift is essential, especially when poor decisions & lack of compassion have consequences that can adversely affect the lives of others.
Do we exercise good stewardship over the gift of wisdom? Do we share our compassionate hearts with others?