Thursday, December 20, 2007

Key of David

"O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel controlling at your will the gate of heaven: come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and lead your captive people into freedom."

I had never noticed before I started this posting on the O Antiphons just how much they refer to freedom. I think we all tend to forget, because our lives are so comfortable (especially compared to most people through most of history), how bound we are. I'm bound by customs that have become law in my head, and by my own pre-judgements of things and situations, and by choices I've made in the past, and many other things I'm rarely aware of. Just because there are no chains on my ankles doesn't mean I don't need the Lord to come and set me free!


Jen said...

I am really enjoying these daily postings.

And I just realized that I hadn't yet said congratulations to you on your "and counting." What wonderful news!

Meika said...

I'm enjoying these daily postings, too. As a Reformed Christian, the O Antiphons are new to me - I'd read about them for the first time just days before you began this series. I'd love to read a post on how you incorporate these into your daily practice.