In the ancient world it was not uncommon for rulers to present their sons to the priests and the priests would then pronounce all the great things the sons would do. Conquerors, vanquishers, etc, etc. Here you have a different kind of blessing because the Messiah was going to bind the broken hearted, to bring good news to the poor, etc, etc.
If we are called to be like Jesus who are we actually more like, the rulers of this world or the messiah?
Today’s Advent Thought for the Day is from Norman