O Antiphon – 6

O KING OF THE GENTILES AND THE DESIRED OF ALL, YOU ARE THE CORNERSTONE THAT BINDS TWO INTO ONE.  COME AND SAVE MAN WHOM YOU FASHIONED OUT OF CLAY.

A cornerstone unites.  This concept is found in both the Old and New Testaments refererring  to Jesus-Messiah.  The effect of sin  is division which started as far back as the “scene of the crime”  in Eden.  We can see it in the very way blame for the first sin was directed at the “other.”  Thus division! 

The Great Circle of Love  ~ the theme of these reflections is really the work of UNIFICATION.  Everyone is invited, even though in reality there will be those who will “stumble” on this “Stone”~those who will not believe. [Isaiah 28:16]   So much  about this unification can be found in Ephesians 2: 11-22.  We can learn from what Paul says to his Jewish brethren that through Jesus [the Chief Cornerstone]  both Jew and Gentile [all Nations] have in the one Spirit ~ “our Way to the Father!”

Another analogy comes to mind.  Just as the streams and rivers from the melting glaciers of mountain peaks unite in one great tributary that flows into the “Shoreless Sea” ~ so has our Redeemer united ALL NATIONS in Himself as the Great Tributary to flow into the very Heart of God!

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