Dec 222019
 

Today’s antiphon is O Rex Gentium

Latin:

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

English:

O King of the nations, and their desire,
the cornerstone making both one:
Come and save the human race,
which you fashioned from clay.

Isaiah had prophesied:

“For a child has been born for us, a son given us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

“He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” Isaiah 2:4

“But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Isaiah 64:8

King of all nations does not narrow things down a whole lot when it comes to picking a recipe. What would you serve a king if he came to dinner? Tough question since he is the king of ALL nations — no favorites.  He was a simple man, anyway.  But he did like to eat with people — a lot.  I made empanaditas today — with mincemeat. Two kinds — fried and baked.  These could be kind of universal — English mincemeat made in a Mexican and Argentine way.

 

Whipped cream makes them royal enough for me.

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