"O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal
light, sun of justice:
come, shine on those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death."
As we approach ever closer to the feast of Christmas, the liturgy lights up our hopes and desires, naming our Messiah as the "radiant dawn", "splendor of eternal light" and "sun of justice". Each reference offers rich food for reflection.
Our saving Lord is coming to shine his eternal light on the dark spots of our world, to bring a spirit of peace to those who are in great sorrow and to plant seeds of justice among us so we may all unite in caring for those who live on the margins of society. How blessed we are to have such opportunities come our way. Let's not let them pass us by. COME, Lord Jesus, COME!
Sr. Mary Berchmans Hannan, V.H.M.