Sunday, November 17, 2013

A pledge of that Day to come!

Lo, the day is coming. - Malachi 3:19a (today’s First Reading)

Artist - Valerian Ruppert
"As we do in today’s Psalm, we should sing His praises, joyfully proclaim His coming as Lord and King. The Day of the Lord is always a day that has already come and a day still yet to come. It is the “today” of our Liturgy.
The Apostles prayed marana tha - “O Lord come!” (see 1 Corinthians 16:22; Revelation 22:20).
In the Eucharist He answers, coming again as the Lord of hosts and the Sun of Justice with its healing rays (Malachi 3:20a). It is a mighty sign - and a pledge of that Day to come."

Dr Scott Hahn
Prof of Theology and Scripture
Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio

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