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 a professor and writer-in-residence at Magdalene College of the Liberal Arts in Warner, New Hampshire. His many books include Sex in the Unreal City: The Demolition of the Western Mind, Life Under Compulsion: Ten Ways to Destroy the Humanity of Your Child, Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture, and The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord. He is a regular contributor to Chronicles, Crisis Magazine, The Claremont Review, Inside the Vatican Things, The Catholic Thing, and American Greatness. He has translated Dante's Divine Comedy. He is a Roman Catholic and lives with his wife in New Hampshire. He is a senior editor of Touchstone.
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