FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD— Year C

First Reading: Isaiah 42: 1-4, 6-7

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.

Here is my Servant, whom I uphold,

my chosen one, in whom I delight,

I have endowed you with my Spirit

that you may bring true justice to the nations.

You do not cry out or shout aloud,

or make your voice heard in the street

You do not break a bruised reed,

or quench the wavering flame.

Faithfully you bring true justice;

you will neither waver nor be crushed

until true justice is established on earth,

for the islands are awaiting your teaching.

I, Your God, have called you to serve the cause of right;

I have taken you by the hand and formed you.

I have appointed you as a covenant of the people

and light of the nations,

to open the eyes of those who are blind,

to free captives from prison

and those who live in darkness from the dungeon.

The Word of God recorded in Isaiah.