Thought of the Day December 17, 2019 O Wisdom of God

By 9:38 AM

Today, the Church begins the final preparation for the celebration of Christmas. "The Roman Church has  been singing the "O" Antiphons since at least the eighth century. They are a magnificent theology that uses ancient biblical imagery drawn from the messianic hopes of the Old Testament to proclaim the coming Christ as the fulfillment not only of Old Testament hopes, but present ones as well. Their repeated use of the imperative "Come" embodies the longing of all for the Divine Messiah.

December 17
O Wisdom of our God Most High, guiding creation with power and love: come to teach us the path of knowledge.


Pray this prayer today, recognizing that Jesus is the Wisdom of God who teaches us the path of salvation.

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