Friday, December 18, 2009

O Adonai

O Adonai, et Dux domus Israël, qui Moysi in igne flammæ rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in bracchio extendo.
O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free.
— Great “O” Antiphon of the Canticle of Mary, for Vespers, on December 18th.

Who is your lord? In whom do you put your trust?

Do you put your faith in democracy, or in the invisible hand of the marketplace? Do you trust Caesar? Do you trust yourself? If so, your lord is a very small god.

Who voted for the creation of the galaxies? In what marketplace is the force of gravity traded? What congressional bill is responsible for the stars in the sky? Did you give birth to yourself, or do you make the air you breathe? Who is your lord?

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