O Wisdom,...and with that, church, the Latin tradition's "Story of 'O'" begins.
O holy Word of God,
you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care.
Come and show your people the way to salvation....
Two-minute warning, seven seconds on the shot-clock -- call it what you will, the message is still the same: the beginning of Advent's end is upon us.
Meanwhile, especially given this Sunday's Gospel, we likewise have a fitting modern complement:
As ever, gang, buona domenica a tutti... and in a special way, every blessing, grace and sought gift of this Big Prep Week to you and yours.