Saturday, 22 December 2007

O King of the nations- Rex Gentium

O King of the Nations,
and the one they desired,
who makes both peoples one,
come and save mankind,
whom you shaped from the mud.

I think this speaks to us of the longing in the heart of God for all people to be united. To come and save us from what seems our bizarre tendency to fracture rather than to be unified.
It always puzzles me why some groups (usually the strong) want to assert their superiority rather than their shared humanity and dignity. Our ways, are not God's ways!

O Rex Gentium,
et desideratus earum,
lapisque angularis,
qui facis utraque unum:
veni, et salva hominem,
quem de limo formasti.

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