Advent Antiphons: December 1st

The Just Judge will bestow a crown of righteousness on those who eagerly await his coming.     Cf. 2 Timothy 4:8

He is the Just Judge.

How difficult it is for us mere mortals to weigh every facet of the human heart, every factor in each act, every motive, every intention, every end. How difficult, therefore, to hand down sound judgments, balancing mercy, patience, and penance in precise proportions, both when assessing ourselves and others.

How tiring the task of judging hearts, especially (at times) our own.  And so, we place our hope in the Just Judge, and having (at times) grown weary of judging it all ourselves, we eagerly await His coming.

Advent Post Series, 2015


About Father Nathan Reesman

On Twitter: @FatherReesman Father Nathan Reesman is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He is the Shared Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, and also of Saint Frances Cabrini Parish, both in West Bend, Wisconsin. He is also the Courage and EnCourage chaplain for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Courage is an apostolate of the Catholic Church that ministers to men and women who experience same sex attraction.
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