Our plans are unsure, but there is a path
and unsure are our plans.
For the corruptible body burdens the soul
and the earthen shelter
weighs down the mind that has many concerns.
And scarce do we guess the things on earth,
and what is within our grasp
we find with difficulty;
but when things are in heaven,
who can search them out?
Or who ever knew Your counsel,
except You had given Wisdom
and sent Your Holy Spirit from on high?
And thus were the paths of those on earth
(from today's first reading - Wisdom 9:13-18b)