2A23. Isaiah 49:3, 5-6. The Church transfers what Isaiah had to say about both Israel and a special prophet to Jesus. Jesus is the servant through whom God the Father would show his glory. Jesus is the light to the nations that God’s “salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”
Psalm 40. Jesus is the One who has come to do his Father’s Will. He announced God’s justice to the vast assembly of Israel and the world. He did not restrain his lips.
John 1:29-34. John the Baptist testified about Jesus, “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven and remain upon him.” John further said that the voice from heaven said that the one “On whom you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit. Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.” For the weeks to come in the liturgical year we will be witnesses to the glory of God that the Scriptures through the works and words of Jesus bring to light in our hearts and minds.
1 Corinthians 1:1-3. Paul writes to the Church in Corinth, that is to those who have accepted God’s call or invitation to be sanctified or made holy. They have been and are being made holy by the power of God within them and in their midst as a community of God’s People. The glory of God is made manifest or visible in those who live in the power of God working within them.