Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Scripture Reading

In a local church, a travelling preacher was given a Bible passage to read to the congregation.

He said, “Isaiah 61, beginning at verse one.”  He cleared his throat and said,

“God has granted me his Spirit of power and authority
To encourage the poor with news of their victory:
Let the prisoners free from their cells!
Let victims of illness be given healing!
Let the abused be delivered from their oppressors!
Let every debt be wiped off the books!
Let the celebrating begin!”

He closed the book and then stood before the congregation, gazing at them.  “Today,” he said, “this passage is happening.  Right here.  Right now. “

-Luke 4:17-21

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