Thought of the day
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday of the Eighth week in Ordinary Time

"Who gave you this authority?"

     The Only-begotten, the absolute Wisdom of God is the creator and maker of all things. “In wisdom you made all things”, as one of the Psalms says... As our human word is the image of the Son of God considered as Word (cf. Jn 1,1), so too the wisdom which is impressed in us is an image of the same Son considered as Wisdom. In this wisdom we have the power of knowledge and thought, and we become capable of receiving the creative Wisdom; and through this we are enabled to know its Father. As scripture says: “He who has the Son has the Father also” (1Jn 2,23), and again: “He who receives me receives him who sent me” (Mt 10,40)... 

     “But since, in the wisdom of God, as we have explained, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe” (1Cor 1,21). God no longer wanted, as in former times, to be known through the image and shadow of wisdom that exists In created things. He made the true Wisdom itself take flesh, and become man, and suffer the death of the cross, so that for the future all who believe might be saved by faith in him.