Jeremiah 1:4-5,17-19; Psalms 71:1-6,15-17; I Corinthians 12:31-13:13; Luke 4:21-30
God’s plan made a hopeful beginning,
But man spoiled his chances by sinning.
We trust that the story
Will end in God’s glory,
But at present the other sides’ winning.
In the episode in today’s Gospel Lesson, the “other side” seems to be winning, at least for the moment …
Jesus, as was His custom, had gone to the synagogue on the Sabbath. He stood before the congregation and read a passage from Scripture:
“The Spirit of the Lord has been given to Me for He has anointed Me.
He has sent Me to bring Good News to the poor,
to proclaim liberty to captives
and to the blind new sight,
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