The joy of my soul

How am I?

The spirit of God is upon me

How did this happen?

God has anointed me

What am I to do?

Bring glad tidings to the poor
Heal the brokenhearted
Proclaim liberty to captives and release to prisoners

Why?

In my God is the joy of my soul

What am I to do?

Rejoice always
Pray without ceasing
In all circumstances give thanks

Why?

This is the will of God for me in Christ Jesus

Amen

Let nothing be preferred to the Work of God – Rule of Benedict 43:3

References:
The excerpts above are from the readings of the Third Sunday of Advent (Year B)
Isaiah 61:1,10
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18