Advent Antiphons: December 11th

Behold, the Lord will come descending with splendor to visit his people with peace, and he will bestow on them eternal life.

No earthly power can bestow peace from on high.  Yes, nations and armies can be placed at the service of the public good, and a degree of tranquility is the hoped for outcome of modern citizenship.  But, nations cannot settle the war that rages in the human heart, which is ultimately the root of all conflict.

Hence the Lord must bestow eternal life, at the root, in the heart, so that the fruit of peace may bud forth.  What is eternal life?  Friendship with the Savior who meticulously orders all the disorder of the heart so that it can receive the love that God wants to pour into it for all of eternity.  This is the peace the world cannot give.

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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