A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots, we read in Isaiah. Just as the branch is rooted in Jesse, God’s living judgment is rooted in righteousness and equity, and the fruit of that righteousness and equity is full knowledge of God in God’s glorious dwelling place.
The Rev. Della Wager Wells is the priest-in-charge of Emmanuel Church in Newport, Rhode Island.
The South Rose Window at Lincoln Cathedral, known as the Bishop’s Eye.