Thursday, 10th January

Luke 4:14–22a

Then Jesus, filled with the power of the
Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the
surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by
everyone. When 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, and
the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and
found the place where it was written: "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

and recovery of sight to the blind,

to let the oppressed go free,

to proclaim the year of the Lord's

And 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. Then he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been
fulfilled in your hearing." All spoke well of him and were amazed at the
gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, "Is not this Joseph's


l   Do I hear what Jesus reads to me today?

l   Can I sense the moment of grace and promise when listening to
today’s gospel?