Tuesday, October 21, 2008

You can tell that we're coming toward the end of the liturgical year when you start hearing those Gospel passages about servants awaiting the Master's return. Today, Jesus specifies that the Master is returning from a wedding. And what awaits the vigilant servants who are awake and alert enough to open the door? A wedding feast!
As I read this passage, an antiphon came to mind; it is from our Christmas novena, which is based on a really old Benedictine tradition, so it is liturgical in origin. The antiphon goes "Behold, the King will come, the Lord of all the earth, and he will remove from us the yoke of our captivity." The servants only have to wait a while, holding out for the "one thing necessary."

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