O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Burn!


We are in the days of the Major Antiphons of Advent (the "O Antiphons"). Brief paraphrases of the antiphons were assembled as the hymn "Veni Veni Emmanuel" in the middle ages. The message is clear: the Burning Sun of Love is coming from the East to purge us of our sins and dispel the darkness in which we have been living our entire lives. He is coming and is already on His way to restore the life we had in His Love, long since destroyed by sin.