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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

O Key of David

O Key of David,
opening the gates of God's eternal Kingdom:
come and free the prisoners of darkness!

From Mother Stuart's meditations:
1. O Clavis, the key in so many ways.
a) Because in Him "dwells all the fullness of the Godhead corporeally," (Col ii. 9) and He opens its treasures to us.

b) The key to all our questions. For those as to God's dealing with us, the answer to all is: Verum caro factum est.
For those as to our relations with God, "Jesus Christ and Him crucified" in the Blessed Sacrament, the answer is Domine quid est? (Acts x. 4)

c) Key of authority "I will lay the key of the house of David on His shoulders - He shall open and none shall shut."

2. Qui aperis et nemo cladit. His power "of the keys" gives us absolute security. "I have set before thee an open door and none shall shut it," and again we are shut up in safety with Him in such security that none can open. Quis nos separabit?...(Rom. viii. 35) Enter into that chamber, shut the door.

We all were anointed yesterday at Mass and felt the power of the Sacrament of Healing. Then, in the afternoon, we had a winter solstice party. As I have often said, we keep busy around here. I saw my student on Monday as this is exam week.  

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