First Reading ((Is 49, 3, 5-6)
The Lord said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display mysplendor.” And now the Lord says—he who formed me in the womb to be his servant to bring Jacob back to himand gather Israel to himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the Lordand my God has been my strength — he says: “It is too small a thing for you to be my servantto restore the tribes of Jacoband bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.
Second Reading (1 Cr 1, 1-3)
Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, to the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours:Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gospel (John 1, 29-34)
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.”Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God.”