The Spirit of the Lord (Luke 4:14-21)
Jesus stood up in the company of a handful of the faithful and said a few words . . . words that suggest that the world is about to change. And if the poor, the captive, the blind, and the oppressed are to get a taste of 'the year of the Lord’s favor,' it will be in large part because those who claim to follow Jesus aren’t preoccupied either with being dismissed as hypocrites and dolts or only with saving their own souls; it will require those who claim to take Jesus seriously to help create the space in which the reign of God may unfold.