TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – FIRST SCRIPTURE READING: Proverbs 9:1-6

Wisdom has built her house; she has carved its seven columns.  2She has prepared a great banquet, mixed the wines, and set the table.  3She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come.  She calls out from the heights overlooking the city.  4“Come in with me,” she urges the simple.  To those who lack good judgment, she says, 5“Come, eat my food, and drink the wine I have mixed.  6Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live; learn to use good judgment.”