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.