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

While most of the responses reference the prophet Isaiah in some way, this first song to God as Wisdom carries with it multiple meanings.

The first time in which God spoke with his mouth was in Creation….bringing forth the entire universe out of love. He once again opened his mouth to tell humanity to be fruitful and multiply. In his promises to Noah and to Abraham, God spoke and assured his faithful servants that floods, destruction and sterility do not have the final say….only God holds that power.

God spoke powerfully on Sinai, giving laws to his people…..not as a burden….but as a way to live in holiness and right relationship with each other and with him:

1.’You shall have no other gods before Me.’
2. ‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image–any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.’
3. ‘You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.’
4. ‘Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.’
5. ‘Honor your father and your mother.’
6. ‘You shall not murder.’
7. ‘You shall not commit adultery.’
8. ‘You shall not steal.’
9. ‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.’
10. ‘You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.’

In his greatest gift God gives us the Word Made Flesh….the Light of the Law come to life. May that Wisdom find its way into our hearts…… Lord Jesus, come soon! Come and be born in our hearts. +

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