Sunday, December 07, 2014

Second Sunday of Advent: Our Infant King!

+ J.M.J.A.T
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (et Immaculata)

I put this up here, with a heart beating fast, and because it is this time of the year again, when one waits and prepares oneself, full of faith, full of hope, full of joy, full of love (charity), for the coming of this "little" Prince, the "little" Lamb who rules the world! (I type "little" but of course, we all know that He is not so "little", hence the " ") Here we go!

Our Infant King !!!
(Infant Jesus of Prague)

With also this same heart beating faster and faster with love for Him, I read this, this morning, and my heart skipped a beat! Beautiful it is, I feel:

If some king of the earth 

If some king of the earth
Have so large an extent of dominion,
in north and south,
As that he hath winter and summer
together in his dominions; 
So large an extent east and west,
As that he hath day and night,
together in his dominions;
Much more hath God
mercy and judgment together. 
He brought light out of darkness,
not out of a lesser light;
He can bring thy summer out of winter,
though thou have no spring. 
Though in the ways of fortune,
or understanding, or conscience,
Thou have been benighted till now,
wintered and frozen,
clouded and eclipsed,
damped and benumbed,
smothered and stupefied till now, 
Now God comes to thee,
not as in the dawning of the day,
not as in the bud of the spring,
But as the sun at noon to illustrate all shadows,
As the sheaves in harvest to fill all penuries. 
All occasions invite his mercies,
And all times are his seasons. 
John Donne (1572 - 1631)Sermon for Christmas Day 1624

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Anne, Therese, I love You; Save Souls!

Jesu mitis et humilis corde, Fac cor nostrum secundum Cor tuum. (ter)

Deus propicias esto mihi peccatori.

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