Second Sunday of Advent 2015

Second Sunday of Advent 2015

St John of the Cross, in Section five of his Romances, expresses the longing of all humanity
for the coming of the promised Saviour.

‘Oh if but this thing could happen’
They cried, ‘before our time be past.
 
Others cried: ‘Come Lord and end it!
Him you promised, send Him now!
Others: ‘If only You would sunder
Those skies, and to my sight allow
 
‘The vision of Yourself descending
To make my lamentations cease;
Cloud in the height rain down upon us
That the earth may find release.
 
‘Let the earth be cleft wide open
That bore us thorns so sharp and sour
And now at last produce the Blossom
With which it was ordained to flower.’