The Mission of the Prophet

Isaiah 61: 1-4

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,

to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion
to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of joy instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.

5 thoughts on “The Mission of the Prophet

  1. P.S. Owen: I changed your links in the sidebar here to begin with your name, then followed by two of your sites. Wasn’t sure how to leave a comment at your google+ site, but wanted to say how beautiful the Fauré Requiem is that you posted. I’ve loved his music for years, but don’t know if I’ve heard the Requiem before. One of my personal favourites along those lines is the “Sequentia” from the Mass for the Dead.

    • Hi Gab, yes, the only way to comment on G+ (google plus one) is to be a google plus one user, I am pretty sure. Thanks for adding your thoughts on the Fauré Requiem here. Of all of the Requiems it is my favourite.

      Thanks for the link change. Oddly, and sorry in advance, the drawntocatholicism is being rolled into an owenswain.com/blwag. Just decided there was no reason to segregate my online self. Hopefully I won’t be too Catholic for non Catholics and not Catholic enough for some Catholics. No matter. Glad you are still here. My “old” friends online have often served to motivate me to remain online myself.

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