Today we begin reading the Gospel according to Luke. We hear of Jesus attending the service at his local synagogue. He sets out his ‘Manifesto for Ministry’. Reading from Isaiah, Jesus tells the people that he is the fulfilment of these words. For us, this passage is as relevant today as it was at the time of Jesus. Sadly people still await liberation, the oppressed are not free. May I ask; who are these today? How has the message of Jesus been good news for you, freed you, given you new sight or revealed God’s favour to you? What is all this saying to me today?

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