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LATIN: O clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel: qui aperis, et nemo claudit; claudis, et nemo aperit: veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris, sedentem in tenebris.

ENGLISH: O Key of David, and scepter of the house of Israel, who opens and no man shuts, who shuts and no man opens: come, and lead forth the captive who sits in the shadows from his prison.

 

My Friend,

The “O Antiphons” tell us that the last seven days of Advent are here.

Our long, long waiting is coming to an end

whether or not we are ready

whether we got up today or even brushed our hair

much less prepared for many, many gifts and obligations

it really doesn’t matter, because You are coming

and no matter what, nothing will change that.

and You will open our hearts.

We are grateful.

Amen.


Mary Beth Butler is an Episcopal layperson in North Texas. She is a retired university administrator, paving contractor, and occasional blogger.


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