A Paradox of the Poor
The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.
I saw under the sun this example of wisdom that greatly impressed me:
There was once a small city with only a few people in it. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siege works against it.
Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom.
But nobody remembered that poor man. So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded.#
The Last Word:
Paradoxically it is the beggar who holds true life. Do not despise the poor. And, do attend to the tramp, for such as these may discern true wealth.
#Today's SoulSnack is found in Ecclesiastes 9:13-17