Wednesday, December 17, 2008

O Sapientia


Isaiah 11:2-3; 28:29


O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti,
attingens a fine usque ad finem,
fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia:
veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.

O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High,
reaching from one end to the other mightily,
and sweetly ordering all things:
Come and teach us the way of prudence.


We live in an intellectual half-light. Not a complete darkness, but a perptual dusk of sorts. We have a vague awarenss. For the most part, however, wisdom eludes us. We have moments of brilliant clarity. We have precious moments in which everything falls perfectly into place. Thosee moments are, sadly, for the most part, few and far between.

In Jesus, our Wisdom, we find wisdom with no elusiveness. In Jesus our Wisdom is the sun-like wisdom that burns away the dusk, the midnight and the pre-dawn of our ignorance. Jesus, our Wisdom, truly comes to us where are are—in the half-light of our intellegence—and teaches us. He teaches us by not only the Word that comes from his mouth, but by the example of his Presence among us.

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