Advent Antiphons: December 19th

The Dawn from on high will visit us, guiding our feet in the way of peace.    Luke 1: 78-79

The pathway of peace is not always intuitive and it requires illumination so that we do not misstep in the darkness of sin and unbelief.  The peace that we continually seek in our hearts can only come from walking the pathway of the Law and the Commandments.

But the Law and the Commandments are exacting, and in our offenses against peace we continually fall short.  We are therefore dwellers in the lowly valley of regret and condemnation, desiring to move forward, but held bound by the  steep walls of our past.

Up we look, to see the Dawn from on high breaking upon our low valley, flooding us with the light of mercy, removing our transgressions, restoring our hope, and illuminating the even deeper meaning of the Law, so that the pathway to peace can be walked anew in the grace of Christ.

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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