Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fourth Antiphon – “Clavis” Key of David

And I will lay the key of the house of David upon his shoulder: and he shall open, and none shall shut: and he shall shut, and none shall open.
Isaiah 22:22
O come, thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
They hymn speaks of Jesus opening heaven for us but there is so much more for us to be freed from before heaven. 

To me the O antiphons call for Christ to come today and make his kingdom present now while we wait for the final redemption. 

What is keeping you today from being all that God has called you to be?

What is keeping you from answering his call today. Today's antiphon is a prayer to be set free today to be God's hands and feet in his world today.

O key of David and Scepter of Israel, what you open no one can close again; what you close no one can open. O come and lead the captive from prison; free those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

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