The Bridegroom Cometh by Anthony Esolen

Illuminations

The Bridegroom Cometh

"Jesus is coming," says the boy, looking through the window, wide-eyed, as the sky reddens and strange clouds loom in the west. Blaring from the television is a commercial with mostly naked girls, selling deodorant. His brother across the room is unconscious, absorbed in a video game.

"Wait a moment, Meg," says his mother, taking the smart phone from her ear, pausing in mid-analysis of the faults of a good friend. "What did you say?"

"Jesus is coming."

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Anthony Esolen is the author of over thirty books, including Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church (Tan, with a CD), Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture (Regnery), and The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord (Ignatius). He has also translated Dante’s Divine Comedy (Random House). He and his wife Debra publish a web magazine, Word and Song (anthonyesolen.substack.com), on poetry, hymnody, language, classic films, and music. He is a senior editor of Touchstone.

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