Thursday, December 21, 2006

Fifth "O" Antiphon. . .

. . .O Oriens

The rising dawn (or dayspring) fulfills prophecies which used light as the divine image. Jesus proclaimed himself the light of the world. We, too, are to radiate his light as Jesus said: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 5.16).

When he returns in glory, the Book of Revelation encourages us that we will always enjoy God, our Light: And night shall be no more; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they shall reign for ever and ever (22.5).

Photo by Tomruen, who released it into the public domain. Source: English Wikipedia, uploaded by Tomruen.

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