Wednesday, December 19, 2007
This third week of Advent has us following the O Antiphons. Today's antiphon, found before the Gospel, is "O Root of Jesse's stem, sing of God's love for all his people, come to save us without delay!"
Bethlehem's Jesse was the father of David, who became Israel's greatest king. Jesus is born of the house of David and flowered as the fulfillment of the hopes of all people. We continue to pray, "Come, save us without delay!"