O Radix Jesse

O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum,
super quem continebunt reges os suum,
quem Gentes deprecabuntur:
veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare.

O Root of Jesse, standing as a sign among the peoples;
before you kings will shut their mouths,
to you the nations will make their prayer:
Come and deliver us, and delay no longer.

This is an interesting one to try and relate to, at first glance. Living as we do in a constitutional monarchy, where the Queen has relatively little political power, what difference do we think it makes if kings will shut their mouths?

Substitute the word “ruler” and things change. Who rules in our nation now, in our world today? The government? The mainstream media? The banks? Contractors like Serco, A4E and G4S? Multinationals?0 It is an interesting and revealing exercise to compare Jesse Tree artwork with diagrams of corporate power and control. One ends in the salvation of the whole world, the other in an illusion of freedom and choice.

Come and deliver us, and delay no longer.

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