Glory of the Lord: Enunciation of Wisdom

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The process of coming to terms with one’s own sinfulness alongside the uncontrollable windings of life make this particular part of “Glory of the Lord” perhaps the most determined in its vision. After the experience of suffering and redemption, there comes a wisdom which, ideally, stays with one through later trials and tribulations. In all things, this reminds me, there is an balance to life which everyone should strive for and work to maintain. But this is also a relinquishing of earthly power; the call for God to “favor the just” is not an appeal to human justice, but an appeal to divine justice. That is to say, though we may not understand or appreciate God’s justice, we nonetheless ask for it as we know it is the supreme form of the imperfect justice we seek to maintain on earth.

I take heart in this, The Enunciation of Wisdom, and see at as responsibility and agency for future work in God’s everyday kingdom.

P.To you who cry out in songs of praise and thanksgiving: Savor humility at your hands.
R. O God, sound out your voice, and favor the just.

P. To you who esteem the gifted and the gifts they employ: Savor discretion at your hands.
R. O God, sound out your voice, and favor the just.

P. To you who mete out punishment and inveigh against the transgressor: Savor prudence at your hands.
R. O God, sound out your voice, and favor the just.

P. To you who suffer in the pangs of poverty and degradations of the flesh: Savor serenity at your hands.
R. O God, sound out your voice, and favor the just.

P. To you who charge with duty, and are blessed with authority: Savor the truth at your hands.
R. O God, sound out your voice, and favor the just.

P. To you who are privileged with means and the wealth of this world: Savor charity at your hands.
R. O God, sound out your voice, and favor the just.

P. To you who are called to uplift this creation: Savor equanimity at your hands.
R. O God, sound out your voice, and favor the just.

P. To you who are sons and are daughters; to you who are mothers and fathers; to you who are sisters and brothers: Savor the Maker, the Father, the Lord of All Wisdom.
R. O God, sound out your voice, and favor the just.

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