“I will cry to You, and You will answer Me”
For those of you who have access to the 1934 Antiphonale Monasticum (it can be found on line), take a look at p. 111. There, halfway down the page, you will find a simple and short antiphon meant to be used for the Divine Office of Terce — the ancient monastic “Hour of the Holy Spirit”. Its translation is the title of this week’s blog.
This past week has presented certain challenges and issues that left me unable to find fitting words to pray. So I found myself looking for this antiphon this morning. It is comprised of only four notes, and those in a simple scale, much like a children’s song. It’s that simplicity that I was longing for — the song and faith of a child — calling to God in this short but profound text.
Once again, I was struck that God had used the chant to remind me that He is right here — always available — always ready to answer with just the simplest of requests.