Benedictus Dominus Deus

October 18, 2006

I just love this Canticle, otherwise known as the Song of Zechariah.  I used part of it the other day, and it just seems so… relevant.

Here’s my favorite quote from it for today, in case I don’t have time to write more:

Through his holy prophets he promised of old,
that he would save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant.
This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham,
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
Free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.

The hope of liberation from oppression is an ever-present theme in the Gospel, and in the whole Bible.

We must not lose sight of the light of Christ as our salvation, and our freedom.

j

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