Dec. 4, 2016
Jude Siciliano, OP
From today’s Isaiah reading:
"On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse
And from its roots a bud shall blossom.
The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him..."
In our seriously fractured nation, Isaiah’s promise of hope, after division and loss, seems a mere dream, wishful thinking. But we believers hear a clear, prophetic word of hope and promise, as we remember that the "stump of Jesse" did blossom a savior, upon whom the promised "spirit of the lord" rested.
So we ask ourselves: