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Eckardtesian Thought: I think, therefore I write . . .
The story of Adonijah's attempt to usurp the kingdom from Solomon, who was supposed to be the next king, is informative. His plot was foiled at the last minute, and the people cried 'Long live King Solomon' as Solomon rode in on David's mule. In this event the Gospel is mysteriously embedded: David is the Father, Solomon is Jesus, and Adonijah is the enemies of Jesus. Jesus rides into Jerusalem to rescue his poor people amid similar cries, of "God save the king," the meaning of Hosanna (lit., "save now"). And we too also become participants, as Jesus comes to us in the Holy Sacrament, which is why we repeat the cry. Sermon for Advent I.
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