Advent Antiphons: December 18th

Christ our King is coming, he is the Lamb foretold by John.

It was written in the Scriptures, and written even in the stars as the Magi would learn, that a great ruler had been promised to Israel.  One who would restore what had fractured after David, one who would embody in His person the perfection of justice, wisdom, and charity.

And it was also written that this ruler would be rejected, and His life would be offered up as a sacrifice for sins.  Jesus is not just any lamb, though He is indeed meek, gentle, and mild as the shepherds would learn in Bethlehem.  He comes as the Lamb of Sacrifice, and because He will lay down His life, He will reign supreme as King.  The one who is coming is mighty because He is meek.   He will live forever because He will freely die.  He shows us that our own path to glory also must pass through the pain of sacrifice.

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. 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. 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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