22 Dec 2010

Advent - O Antiphons - December 22nd - O Rex Gentium


O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man, come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust

Todays reflection is from wellsprings.org.uk Advent resource page:

Scripture Reading (Isaiah 2: 2-4 NRSV)
In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it. Many peoples shall come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.’

For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation,neither shall they learn war any more.

Reflection

The days of the King will see weapons of war become tools for the growing of food - what was designed to destroy recreated as something to give life.

Are there things in your life which have been destructive of your peace of mind and which need to be recreated in the light of the coming celebration of the Incarnation of our King? How can you allow Christ to teach you his ways and show you the path in which to walk?

Write down - or copy and paste - a verse - a phrase - or an idea based on your reflection to refer to during the day.

Prayer

O King, whom all the peoples desire, you are the cornerstone which makes us all one. O come and save humanity whom you made from clay.

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