Intro to the Readings
Zeph 3:14-20 – Canticle 3 – Phil 4:4-7 – Luke 3:7-18
Zephaniah, the prophet, speaks to the “daughter of Zion.” He does not speak to the son, or men, but to the daughter.
Our canticle is from the writings of Isaiah. A song of trust and rejoicing.
From Philippians – we have the “rejoice, rejoice” reading.
In the Gospel we listen as John the Baptist calls one group a “brood of vipers” and baptises those expecting the coming Messiah.
Let us listen rejoicing.
Let us listen expecting the coming Messiah.