This week the liturgy highlights the "O Antiphons," both during Mass and at Evening Prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours. These antiphons address our coming Savior using familiar names from the Old Testament.
Today, on the 17th, we pray:
"O Wisdom, that proceeds from the mouth of the most High, reaching from end to end mightily and disposing all things sweetly, come and teach us the way of prudence."
How greatly we need to urge the Wisdom of the Spirit to penetrate our world today ordering all things with gentle strength and teaching us how to walk paths of prudence.
We yearn to see the wisdom and gentle strength of our loving God replace the ignorance and violence, which is rampant in so many places of our world today. Help us, Lord, to concentrate on preparing paths of peace and prudence as we move ever closer to your birth in Bethlehem.. May this be our Christmas prayer.
Sr. Mary Berchmans Hannan, V.H.M.