Thursday, December 22, 2011

O Rex Gentium

O King of all the nations,  and their desire, the cornerstone uniting all people: Come and save us all, whom you formed out of clay.

Clay is composed of many different materials of the earth, including impurities.  In the hands of God the Potter, we are the clay and only God knows how God is molding, kneading and shaping all of us, even with our imperfections, to serve God’s needs. Our challenge is to be clay that is moist and malleable, so that God can work through us, for us.

Let us pray, this day, that we accept the contents of our clay and to be open to the hands of God who is the cornerstone of our lives.

O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of Peace.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

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