Jesus' Inaugural Address
In the United States, every four years, on January 20th, the newly elected, or re-elected, President of the United States is sworn in by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Sometime after that, the President gives an inaugural address to the nation. The inaugural address is sort of like the President’s mission statement. In it, he (at least so far it’s been a he) lays out his priorities and vision for his upcoming term in office.
And for that address he picks out a reading from Isaiah. “The Spirit of the Lord has sent me to bring good news to the poor and proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind and to let the oppressed go free and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor to everyone.”