Thursday, December 23, 2010

Emmanuel, God-with-us

~~Last day to sing the O'Antiphons~~

December 23, 2010 O Emmanuel, Come

By now perhaps we are beginning to realize that we are among those people who are dwelling in partial darkness. We also need to remember that we are waiting for someone we already possess. The partial darkeness suggests a hiddeness. Sometimes what is hidden from us is our own goodness, our own light, our Inner Christ.

O Emmanuel, Beautiful Savior, Come into the partial darkness of our lives and reveal your face. You are Emmanuel: God-With-Us. Liberator of all who are in bondage. You are our hope. Come and save us. Make of us your own intimate face of "Joy for the World," O Emmanuel, Desire of the Nations, Come and set us free. O Come.

Go now and become God's personal JOY TO THE WORLD!


  1. Thanks, Macrina for the wonderful O Antiphon meditations and your pictures are beautiful. May you and all the Sisters have a "gospelled" Christmas filled with light, joy, and peace.

  2. These meditations are so beautiful Macrina. I am so envious that your advent is in the heart of Winter .. where it belongs. In NZ it is summer solstice.. and the calendar does not fit. Happy Christmas and thank you for your sharing.

  3. Wishing you a blessed holiday season and a rich and reflective new year!

  4. I know I'm not really getting my wishes in on time. The truth is, it's just after midnight, but I still had to come by and wish you the merriest Christmas season ever. I want to thank you for making my life richer by sharing your blog and by reading mine. You are a blessing to me. Merry, merry Christmas, my friend. May the coming week bring you laughter, joy, short returns lines, and lots of good deals at the after-Christmas sales. ;^) Much love, Relyn

  5. Thank you for the gift of your beautiful insights. Deep Peace and Every Blessing!

  6. Waiting for someone we already possess. Oh, yes! Now if I can only give this Presence the time of day...