Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Continued . . .

The Crown of Wisdom

1. The Divine Word.
He is the Son of God, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, God's Wisdom. This is why He is the Word, the un-created Word of God and this is the reason why the gift of wisdom is especially attributed to Him although it is a gift common to the three Divine Persons.

This Son of God is at the same time the Son of Mary; consequently is it not fit that at the coronation of His Mother, He should hasten to place on Her head as a magnificent crown His particular gift of wisdom? Who can answer this question? The wisest man is also the man most aware of his limitations, of his ignorance. He knows he knows nothing.

Everywhere we are surrounded by mystery, not only in the supernatural order, where indeed without the divine revelation we could know absolutely nothing, but also in the natural order. How little men know!

Look at the doctor most eminent in his profession, completely baffled by a tiny germ whose identity, or even presence, he is unable to diagnose. We know the effects of many things --light, heat, and electricity for example; but their real nature is an absolute mystery. Lift your eyes to God and contemplate the wisdom that knows everything" past, present, future; which knows all the actual and even all possible facts, all that will and will not happen. Listen to the words of St. Paul: From Him no creature can be hidden: everything lies bare, everything is brought face to face with Him, this God to whom we must give our account. The psalmist had said before: He counted the multitude of the stars, He calleth everyone by name. The most intimate thoughts, the quickest flashes of our mind, the deepest feelings of our heart, He sees them all, He knows them perfectly, He reads our souls with the greatest ease. How great must be this wisdom since the very infinite essence of God has no secrets for Him. He knows it even from eternity. How can we approach even slightly the infinite knowledge of this great Divine Wisdom?

[Excerpted from 'MARIAN MEDITATIONS' Book by Rev. Dr. Ildefonso R. Villar, Salesian Philippine Province, Nihil Obstat; Imprimatur]