Be Holy, Be Happy!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Novena 2007- DAY FIVE #2

O Key of David, and scepter of the House of Israel, who opens and no man shuts, who shuts and no man opens: Come, and bring forth the captive from his prison, he who sits in darkness and in the shadow of death.

by Msgr. Vaccari

One of my favorite Christmas hymns, Silent Night, speaks of the radiance of the infant Jesus: "radiant beams from thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace." Christ is the light, the one who frees the sinner from the darkness of sin. A light like no other, strong and sure, peaceful and warm, drawing to himself all the world that searches the darkness for a trace of light. The radiant face is the Key of David who opens the prison, but from the inside, because he has first come into the prison to be with us. Even though he is innocent and without in, he joins you and me in our prison and breaks it open! Lord Jesus, Come!

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