Advent, First Week, Thursday:

On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: This Spirit will give him wisdom and understanding, will give him counsel and strength, will give him knowledge and fear of the Lord, and the delight of this person will be obedience to the Lord. Not by appearance will this person judge, nor by hearsay shall he decide, but he shall judge the poor with justice, and decide aright for the land’s afflicted. Isaiah 11, 1-10 Jesus, filled with the Spirit, be my wisdom and knowledge and strength and let my delight be obedience to the Lord. Bring justice, fairness to everyone.
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