As political divisions seem to deepen and the news reports national and international outbreaks of violence and unrest, we pray the O Antiphons during the liturgy. Prayed on the 17th, the first antiphon celebrates Christ as Wisdom and challenges us to exercise wisdom by living in right relationship with our families and friends, with the various larger communities to which we belong and with a world that is suffering from the ravages of human activity. The challenge is daunting, but we are not alone in our efforts, for we are accompanied by Mary, Seat of Wisdom, and that we, like Mary, have been strengthened by the Holy Spirit. As the impeachment process plays out and candidates make their positions known in advance of the 2020 elections, let us follow Mary’s lead, being open-minded and open-hearted.