Baruch 5: 1-9

The Jews in exile were in sorrow and distress, but the Lord restores them to Jerusalem and to joy.


Philippians 1: 4-6. 8-11

Paul rejoices in the Christian witness of this community and urges them to grow in the wisdom of Christ.


Luke 3: 1-6

The preaching of John the Baptist is a call to make a clear highway in our lives, to receive the Lord.