Advent Antiphons: December 2nd

The Lord will come and he will not delay. He will illumine what is hidden in darkness and reveal himself to all the nations.     Cf: Hebrews 2:3; 1 Corinthians 4:5

We are told that He will not delay, and yet centuries have passed while we still wait.  Is it our sense of history that is off?  Is it our sense of timing that is imprecise?  Is God busy with something else right now?

Or is it that the illumination promised is indeed already occurring, as the darkness is peeled back at precisely the needed speed for the fullness of our salvation?  He does not delay in acting.  But it takes forever to illumine hearts that are in darkness, while he painstakingly respects the freedom of our rebellious wills.

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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