She makes her voice heard in the open squares,
From the top of the walls she cries out,
Where the gates open into the city:
‘How long, you simpletons, will you prefer ignorance? ...
I am Wisdom. My neighbour is intelligence.
I am found in [company with] knowledge and thought. ...
My fruit is more precious than pure, fine gold,
And my revenue than the choicest silver.
I walk firmly the way of right,
Where the paths of justice meet,
Bestowing integrity on those who love me,
And fulfilling their treasuries.
Proverbs 1:20-22; 8:12,19-21
photo: a ninth-century portrayal of the Holy Trinity with the Holy Spirit depicted as female.
(Urschalling, Bavaria, Germany)(www.lagleder.net)