The unfamiliar translation of the Old Testament lesson today opened my ears to an expanded meaning of Proverbs 8, which prefigures the presence of the Son in the creation of the world. "The Wisdom of God cries aloud:.... I was by his side, a master craftsman, delighting him day after day, ever at play in his presence, at play everywhere in his world, delighting to be with the sons of men." Creative activity is holy, even if it goes unrecognised and unrewarded in a worldly way. If you are feeling guilty about spending time on your artistic endeavours, remember such 'playing' gives us an opportunity to mimic Christ. Less productivity, more play!
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