32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: 1st Reading

Wisdom 6:12-16

Resplendent and unfading is wisdom,
      and she is readily perceived by those who love her,
      and found by those who seek her.
   She hastens to make herself known in anticipation of their desire;
      whoever watches for her at dawn shall not be disappointed,
      for he shall find her sitting by his gate.
   For taking thought of wisdom is the perfection of prudence,
      and whoever for her sake keeps vigil
      shall quickly be free from care;
   because she makes her own rounds, seeking those worthy of her,
      and graciously appears to them in the ways,
      and meets them with all solicitude.