Saturday, December 22, 2007

O Antiphons: December 22

O Rex Gentium (King of all Nations, King of the Gentiles)

Isaias 9:7
His empire shall be multiplied, and there shall be no end of peace: he shall sit upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom; to establish it and strengthen it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth and for ever: the zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Isaias 2:4
And he shall judge the Gentiles, and rebuke many people: and they shall turn their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into sickles: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they be exercised any more to war.

This reading is sooo wonderful, I remember looking at my husband as it was read in Church the other week and thinking how glorious would that be for our world to become peaceful and that men would literally throw down their guns, and shake hands. Ok, I have now taken off my rose-colored glasses and come back to reality.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for those...