A reading from book of prophet Isaiah. Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11.
The spirit of the lord has been given to me because the Lord anointed me. The lord chose me to go and tell the good news to poor people; to heal broken hearts; to tell those suffering from stress that they are now free; to those imprisoned freedom and to proclaim the Lord’s year of support.
‘I am happy in the Lord; my soul is happy in my God because God saved me and made me good. I am happy same-as a bridegroom wearing flowers around neck, same-as a bride with beautiful jewels.’
Because the earth lets fresh things grow and a garden lets seeds grow; so in the same way, the Lord will make sure all people are united and good, and they will praise God.
The word of the Lord