Throughout the month of August I am going to be celebrating the wonderful words of others. You can learn a great deal about a person if you know what they read. A person's taste in books will give you insight to their philosophy, upbringing and even character. So in the sense of full disclosure I am going to spend every Wednesday in August sharing with you some words I have found wonderful throughout my life. Here is a schedule of what is to come in case you want to read ahead on your own:
8/1 Proverbs 31
8/8 Langston Hughes "Crystal Stair"
8/15 Claude McKay "If We Must Die"
8/22 Paul Lawrence Dunbar "We Wear the Mask"
8/29 Maya Angelou "Phenomenal Woman"
Today I am sharing my favorite section of literature in all the world. It is taken from the Bible, Proverbs 31: 10-31.
Ever since the first time I read these words I wanted to be a Proverbs 31 woman. She is more valuable than precious jewels. Her husband trusts her and needs no treasure besides her. This woman shops and finds incredible bargains. The Proverbs 31 woman takes care of her family and dresses beautifully. The words that come forth from her mouth are wise and kind. Children love their Proverbs 31 mother. Her husband praises her as does her hard work.
Just look at that! In my mind, there is no higher calling than to be a Proverbs 31 woman. I know a lot of people use the Bible to justify claims that the women are second class citizens. But look at the words from the Bible for yourself. This is a woman who works, makes deal, does foreign trade and the like. There is nothing second class about a Proverbs 31 woman. She takes a back seat to no one. I like her, I want to be her.
I have read thousands of books over the course of my life. I enjoy reading and do it as often as possible. But this passage, in this book, is my favorite thing I have ever read. It gave me something to model my life after. Now you know a little something about me. So the question for you this Wonderful Wednesday is what is your favorite passage of literature?
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