O Antiphon – O Dayspring come shine on us
Dawn – even though it rouses us from sleep and marks the beginning of a new day with all its challenges and blessings – brings light and the possibilities that a new day holds.
The Sun of Justice shines upon Mary and Joseph, angels, rulers, shepherds and on ourselves as we rejoice and marvel at God’s gift.
Our culture attempts to make buying and selling the center of celebration, dimming the true Light. Our challenge is to recognize and respond to Christmas gifts and lights as reminders of the deeper reality of salvation. As did Israel, many sit in the darkness of poverty, disease, war, injustice and the shadow of death.
Even with that reality around us, Jesus says that we are to be light to the world, and to let that light shine. For this we must seek the Rising Dawn, the Sun of Justice, to do what he came to do: grace us with the power of his Spirit. Where does your light shine?
O Rising Dawn, Radiance of the Light Eternal and Sun of Justice, come and enable us to lighten the burdens of those who suffer injustices and have little or nothing to celebrate this Christmas.
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