Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Continued . . .

2. "Sedes sapientiae." [Seat of Wisdom]
Now try to penetrate the incomprehensible mystery of the communication of this wisdom by the Divine Word on our Heavenly Mother.

One day God dropped a tiny fraction of wisdom upon Solomon who thus became the wisest of all men. What then must be the wisdom of our Heavenly Mother who has been admitted into the knowledge of the innermost mysteries of the Godhead? And this to the extent that, as far as it is possible for a creature, no mysteries were impenetrable to Her as there are no mysteries for God. She learnt the plan of creation and the plan of redemption in all their minutest details. How well She understood now the reason for all that had happened throughout Her mortal life! How She then would praise the infinite wisdom which had so wonderfully conceived and arranged everything with so much order, with so much harmony although to the shortsightedness of the human intellect it might not look so.

God also infused in Her all the knowledge that She needed to help our souls. Thus She is aware of all the ruses and snares of the enemy, of the time and shape of his temptations, of our incommensurable misery and needs, of our shameful hesitations and discouragements, of our good desires and right intentions. If we sin, we are sinning in the sight of Our Mother whose eyes see all. If we act rightly, it is She who witnesses it and records it in order that, one day, we may be rewarded for it.

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