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Saturday, December 19, 2009

O Come, Ocome, Emmanuel

O Come, O come, Emmanuel.
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here,
Until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

The O Antiphon for today is "O Root of Jesse's stem, sign of God's love for all his people: come to save us without delay!"

Come, Lord Jesus, come and do not delay. That is a good walking prayer for Advent!

Here is a thought about Emmanuel, the most familiar name perhaps that we give to God during Advent. God is with us; we believe that. How does his presence make a difference?

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