Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
In the week preceding Christmas the Gospel Reading antiphons all begin with O Come! Sometimes they are referred to as the “O! Antiphons”. Oh yes! The Advent of Jesus is quite something! On the 17th of December, O come, Wisdom of our God Most High is the first ‘O antiphon’ to contemplate. Surely we all – and I, most of all!- need more Wisdom from on high to guide thoughts, words and actions, day by day on the journey through life, especially in this season of a Christmas that is ‘different’. What is to be the focus of my life today? Where will I expend my energies, my time, treasures and talents? Who needs what treasure from the Word? How will I walk with the infant Jesus through the humility and the glory of Bethlehem present to me today? Only as I lean into the Wisdom of the Creator, our Father God, can I navigate the path Christ has prepared ahead of me. O Come, Wisdom of our God Most High ... teach me how to walk the path of life.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation. (Psalm 25: 2)
Listen, my people!
Your hopes are answered!
God waits for his people...
Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher, Listen, My People, #309, CBW III
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Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.