OUR GOSPEL SHARING FOR TODAY (Luke 4:16-30.)
Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to his custom into the synagogue on the sabbath day. He stood up to read
and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.”
Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him.
He said to them, “Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”
And all spoke highly of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth.
He said to them, “Surely you will quote me this proverb, ‘Physician, cure yourself,’ and say, ‘Do here in your native place the things that we heard were done in Capernaum.'”
And he said, “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place.
Indeed, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah when the sky was closed for three and a half years and a severe famine spread over the entire land.
It was to none of these that Elijah was sent, but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon.
Again, there were many lepers in Israel during the time of Elisha the prophet; yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.”
When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury.
They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong.
But he passed through the midst of them and went away.
WHAT HAS TOUCHED ME
What has touched me in a special way in this gospel is the verse ‘…he passed through the midst of them and went away.’
To me, this means good prevailed over evil. I also see it to mean that Christ has the power to pass through his enemies to safety. I believe that if I put my trust in Christ he will give me some of this power to pass through the valley of death to safety at any time.
I resolve to beg Jesus daily to equip me with the grace to be able to pass through dangerous people to safety.
WORD OF THE DAY
My word of life is accept. Jesus said “…no prophet is accepted in his own native place.” There are times I do not accept because they do not please me even though they are right. Today, if I know that something is right, I will accept it.
Lord, God, our heavenly Father, thank you for this day. Help me to accept your word; to accept others in my life. This is my prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen!
We share to grow in our knowledge of the faith and in our faith.
“Ignorance of scriptures is ignorance of God”.
The more you know God and his ways, the more you love God.