Today’s supplication to Christ at Mass and at Vespers goes thus:
“O Key of David and Sceptre of Israel, what you open no one can close again; what you close no one can open. O come and lead the captive from prison; free those who sit in darkness and shadow of death!”
Dear friends, the concept of “key” is a symbol of power with authority (cf. Is 22:22). The Messiah, received from the Father all power and authority in heaven and on earth (cf. Mt 28:18; Ap 1:18); in His hands are “the keys of the kingdom” (cf. Mt 16:19). He has in his hands the “Key of David” (cf. Rev 3: 7). With his “Key of David”, he announces our liberty from captivity (cf. Luke 4:18); thus, liberating us trapped in the gloomy cave of sin and death (cf. Luke 1:79), in order that we might experience the “real world” – the heavenly city. (compare with Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”, Book 7 of the Republic)
© Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Fatima, Vila Sabrina, São Paulo, Brazil
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PS: Have you prayed your Rosary today?
Very inspritional. .am touched by the words thank and remain blessed FR
May the Lord release all who are in captivity, in the dungeons of sins. And set free all who are kidnapped
We also pray that you unlock the gates of heaven and rain down your blessings upon us. Amen
O Key of David and Sceptre of Israel, what you open no one can close again; what you close no one can open. O come and lead the captive from prison; free those who sit in darkness and shadow of death!