A Stump, a Shoot, the Spirit: A homily for Advent 2, Year A

In my sermon last week, I gave you some background about Isaiah the prophet, his historical context, and I focused on the images he used, especially the images of beating swords into plowshares, spears into pruning hooks. I’d like to continue to look at Isaiah this week, even though the gospel encourages us to reflect on John the Baptizer. Continue reading