This Advent and Christmas, we will use the image of a tree–Jesse’s tree–as symbols of who Jesus is. Jesus is the seed, the promise made to Adam and Eve in the Garden. Jesus is the root, the author and perfecter of the faith that nourished the generations who waited for Him. Jesus is the trunk; all the might and power of God in human form. Jesus is the branch, the visible glory of the Lord. Jesus is the fruit, the fulfillment of all the anticipation of the prophets. Jesus is the life, the Messiah, the Son of God, the Savior of the world.