December 19: O Root of Jesse, you who stand firm

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Sister Johanna invites us to reflect on Jesus, the root of Jesse; Jesse being the father of King David, and so the ancestor of Jesus. I like to go a couple of generations back from Jesse, to remember one of Jesus’ ancestors who was a homeless refugee:

Boaz was the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of King David.

Matthew 1:5

Let’s join Sister : Dec 19 – O Radix Jesse 

And pray that he may come quickly.

 

 

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One response to “December 19: O Root of Jesse, you who stand firm

  1. Gabrielle Moleta

    The surge of energy in this poem is wonderful and invigorating – life giving!

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