Gospel: Matthew 11:2–6
2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”
4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 6 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”
First Lesson: Isaiah 35:1–10 (Not read today)
The prophet describes the return from the Babylonian captivity as a joyous procession to Zion. God’s coming reign will bring a renewal of creation in which health and wholeness will be restored. There is no need for fear, for God is coming to save.
Psalm 146:5–10 (Not read today)
The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down. (Ps. 146:8)
Second Lesson: James 5:7–10 (Not read today)
In anticipation of the Lord’s coming, Christians are called upon to cultivate patience rather than discontent.
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