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

 

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About Father Nathan Reesman

Father 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.
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