Sunday, 18 December 2016

The Great O's - O Lord and master, give us leaders with understanding! (December 18)

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Moses receives the law, c840
Today's O antiphon is O Adonai:

O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel,
who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush
and gave him the law on Sinai:
Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.

The word Adonai is invariably used in Scripture to refer to God, and seems to have been inserted to replace the tetragrammaton.  In the singular, it is a royal title meaning  'my Lord'.

Given today's text, it seems to me appropriate that we should pray especially today for all lawmakers and leaders, including those God is calling to step up to the plate, that they might respond to the graces given to them, and that they and we may be granted the gift of understanding.

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