Yan's Corner - In Touch

Monday, January 09, 2006

Wisdom in handbag

When I was in secondary school, my Chinese teacher liked to share his "wisdom" about women with boys. Such "wisdom" includes -

If you want to know how your wife would look like at middle-age or old-age, just look at her mother. If you think you can accept such a woman, then marry her daughter. Your marriage will last.

Women need to carry huge handbags because they need to put milk bottles and all the like in her handbags.

This Chinese teacher did not mention about carrying condoms. However, Datuk Lee Chong Meng, Bukit Bintang MCA Chairman said this,

"It does not mean that women who carry condoms are postitutes. There are many rasons for women to carry condoms. They carried condoms to protect themselves when having sexual relation with their respective partners."

Whatever reasons women may have in carrying condoms in their handbags, there is one thing that women should never forget to carry - WISDOM.

Wisdom, in the book of Proverbs, is personified as a woman -

"Wisdom has built her house, she has set up her seven pillars, she has slaughtered her beasts, she has mixed her wine. She has also set her table. (Proverbs 9, 1,2)

Here you see a woman of strength and dignity. She has established per personal identity by building her own house. She has perfect righteousness of Christ by setting up seven pillars. Seven is the Scriptural number of perfection, while pillars are firm foundation. Mixing her wine symbolizes joy with which her life is characterized.

Setting up her table, she is ready to share her joy with others. Read on ...

"Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave simpleness, and live and walk in the way of insight. (Proverbs 9, 5,6)

That's her lifestyle - one of freedom, joy and dignity and ready to share with others.

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight." - Proverbs 9, 10

Peace, freedom, beauty, fidelity, love--all are symbolized in the female gender. Wisdom, too! Do not forget to carry "Wisdom" in your handbag today, my dear friends.

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