Sunday, December 20, 2009

You Open and No One Shuts

This evening's "O" Antiphon:

"O Key of David, and scepter of the house of Israel: you open and no one shuts; you shut and no one opens. Come and lead forth from his prison the captive sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death."

In Latin, "key" is "clavis":

Each of the "O" Antiphons begins with a title given to the Messiah. The prayers then state a belief in a certain aspect of God and conclude with a plea for salvation.

But, can our human brains ever fully comprehend and describe God?

My friend, Heather, addressed this question a few days ago in a post at her blog Word Play:

"I think it is a failing of human language to ever be able to express God in fullness."

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