First Reading Baruch 5:1-9
Jerusalem is told to forget the sufferings of the past because God is going to bring back her exiled children.

Second Reading Philippians 1:3-6,8-11

Paul  urges  his  fellow  Christians  to  prepare  for  the  Second Coming of Christ by living pure and blameless lives.

Gospel Reading Luke 3:1-6

John  the  Baptist  urges  the  people  to  prepare  a  way  for  the Lord through repentance.