Advent Antiphons: December 12th

The Lord has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly.      Luke 1:52

Who are the mighty?  They are the self-assured, the popular, the ones who are convinced that no help is needed.  The ones who turn to passing things like money, might, and fame as the source of their strength; these are the mighty who God casts down.

On this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we praise God for the lowly who have carried this sacred image to every corner of the Americas, with little statues, bumper stickers, tattoos, street corner shrines, and home altars in honor of the Virgin.  These are the ones who know from whom their strength comes.  These are the ones God will lift up.

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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