Nehemiah 8:2-6. 8-10

The prophet Ezra teaches the returning exiles the Law of God.  As they listen and understand, their tears are turned to rejoicing.


1 Corinthians 12: 12-30

Joined to Christ in Baptism and filled with his Spirit, Christians share a new way in each other’s joys and sorrows, gifts and burdens.


Luke 1: 1-4: 14-21

At the start of Jesus’ ministry he proclaims his good news of healing and liberation.  In his person he fulfils the words of the prophets.