Thursday, 17 December 2009

O Sapientia

O Wisdom, you come forth from the mouth of the Most High. You fill the universe and hold all things together in a strong yet gentle manner. O come to teach us the way of truth.

The first title to the Word of God made flesh is Wisdom. In the New Testament Wisdom is identified with Christ, Son and Word of the Father. The Apostolic writings attribute to Christ what the Old Testament attributes to Wisdom.
St Paul calls Jesus the “wisdom of God” (1Cor 1, 24-30). Christ is the Wisdom who makes known Wisdom to man.  Jesus promises to his disciples the gift of wisdom: “…for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand and contradict.” (Lk 21:15) Those who accept Christ and are in communion with him enjoys the fruit of wisdom which is intimacy with God.
The Antiphon weaved from Old Testament texts reminds us that Wisdom is present in God during the act of creation, during the act of bringing order over primordial chaos and is in God as he constantly sustains and refreshes His creation.
Coming forth from the mouth of God like a Word, Wisdom is a breath of Divine life, a manifestation of the glory of God, a mirror of God’s activity, a reflection of His eternal light, an image of His excellence.
Throughout the history of salvation, Wisdom will be sent by God to Israel, to dwell with man, to promise salvation and to lead its history on the paths of Divine Providence.
Wisdom will show us, in gentleness and truth, who is God, who we are, the purpose of life, the meaning of history and the final destiny of man.
In the light of Divine Wisdom we see light as we keep our eyes fixed on him who is “…the power and wisdom of God”.

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