Jesus tells us: Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing. And yet we continue to wait for the fulfillment of that promise. As we wait God gives us the gift of Today. A day of wonder and fear a day of hope and possibility. Today, the day we rise, shake off the dust and serve in the name of the one who gives us life.
Gospel: Luke 4:14-21
16When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
19to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
20And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”