Sunday, March 2, 2008

From the National Library of France

The Anointing of David by Samuel
Breviary of Martin d'Aragon, 14th Century
Biliothèque Nationale de France.

Fourth Sunday of Lent / First Book of Samuel 16

Then Samuel asked Jesse,
“Are these all the sons you have?”
Jesse replied,
“There is still the youngest, who is tending the sheep.”
Samuel said to Jesse,
“Send for him;
we will not begin the sacrificial banquet until he arrives here.”
Jesse sent and had the young man brought to them.
He was ruddy, a youth handsome to behold
and making a splendid appearance.
The LORD said,
“There—anoint him, for this is the one!”
Then Samuel, with the horn of oil in hand,
anointed David in the presence of his brothers;
and from that day on, the spirit of the LORD rushed upon David.
FFW has made an occasional feature a regular feature, to wit: on Sunday we highlight a work of art and attempt to relate the work to the liturgical calendar. Monday we return to the normal food, news, events and bad, dad jokes.

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