Monday, December 17, 2007
The "O Antiphons" - Dec. 17th - 23
The last week of Advent intensifies our desire for the coming of Jesus. We have special Gospel antiphons for each day and these are said not only at Mass but during the Evening Prayer of the Office. They help us to reflect on the meaning of Christmas. What does Christ's birth mean for us. Jesus brought salvation to the world.
The first antiphon is "O Wisdom, O Holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation."
We ask for wisdom; wisdom comes with experience. Wisdom helps us to distinguish what is right and fitting at every moment of our lives. Here we ask for Wisdom, the Word of God incarnate. We ask Wisdom to come and show us the way. Jesus has told us, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you." We will have Wisdom if we desire it; Jesus is coming and He is our Savior!