Today’s lectionary Gospel reading tells of Jesus who regularly taught in the synagogues. “According to his custom. . .he stood up to read.” He selected a passage from Isaiah that we have come to call Jesus’ mission statement. In the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus would give sight to the blind, free the oppressed, and proclaim glad tidings to the poor. The years of his ministry fulfilled his promise.

If you were to stand up to read a passage from Scripture that fits your life and its mission, what would it be?

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