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, ordained in 2006. He is the Shared Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, and also of Saint Frances Cabrini Parish, both in West Bend, Wisconsin. Father Reesman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, obtaining his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science in the year 2000. He completed his seminary studies at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2006, obtaining a Masters of Divinity. Father Reesman completed post-graduate studies at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, obtaining a Doctor of Ministry in 2019.
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