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Tuesday, 24 December 2019 06:00

Tomorrow I Will Come

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Want to know something amazing I discovered about the O Antiphons which is so fitting today –Christmas Eve. The titles given to our Saviour which we have been reflecting on reveal an incredible message meant for us on this day.

The monks who first arranged these antiphons did so with a very definite purpose. If we take the first letter (in Latin) of the seven titles we have reflected on in reverse order, O Emmanuel (God with us), O Rex Gentium (O King of the Nations), O Oriens (O Rising Sun), O Clavis David (O Key of David), O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse), O Adonai (O Lord), O Sapientia (O Wisdom), we end up with two Lain words – ero cras. And just in case your Latin is limited like mine, let me tell you what they mean – tomorrow I will come.

How beautiful is that – our Lord whose coming we been preparing for speaks the most precious words we could hope to hear by announcing to us that he is coming, and that our wait is almost over. He is coming to be with us in an intimate and personal way. He is coming to set us free. He is coming to call us back to what really matters in life. Let us allow that to fill us with joy and anticipation so that our celebration of his birth is focused on him.

But if even now you feel like Advent has passed you by, know that it is not too late, for even now we can take some time to prepare our hearts to receive the most important guest we have ever encountered. Tomorrow he will come – may you be blessed as you encounter him anew.

Mel Edwards