Advent Antiphons: December 16th

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

It is a bold claim to say that Christ will be revealed to not merely some, but rather to all the nations.   Not only does that demonstrate the vast sweep of His power and authority to which we cling for our own hope and security, but it also dispels any notion that God is going to leave someone out.  If there is one thing we fear today, it is that: being forgotten.  Or, missing out.

Not so with God. True, he does begin His saving work with the chosen nation of Israel.  But, the realm of His saving friendship was not destined to remain the exclusive property of just one nation.  It is meant for all; indeed, no one will be forgotten and no one will miss out.

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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