Why you need to get out of the house!

Boston’s North End - a lively community.

Maybe I’m just looking for justification for my wandering ways, but I was happy to read these verses in Proverbs today.

Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances she cries aloud.

– Proverbs 8:1,2,3

When I read these verses this morning  it reminded me of a sermon I heard preached by Tim Keller. He said that wisdom is what we all need to bring to our communities in any way we can. And in these verses, he said, wisdom does not stay shut up at home. She is in the high places (power and prestige centers), she is at the gates (the justice system) and she is where the paths meet (the marketplace).

Thinking about where wisdom is needed in the community changes everything: where we choose to work, what restaurants we choose to eat in, where we shop. And let us not forget my favorite…wisdom surely has a prime spot at the coffee shop, too!

By Marla Saunders

I am passionately devoted to living my life in the places God has given me. Over the years those places have changed: from homeschooler to businesswoman, from consumer to storyteller. These days I'm focusing on building a new business and figuring out what it means to do everything with integrity and informed by faith.