“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 Jesus passed through the midst of them and went away.”
- Is this the response you expected from those who heard Jesus’ synagogue message?
- What does Jesus’ final action of quietly leaving them say about him?
- Spend some time reflecting on that and asking for an ability to respond in a similar way when you otherwise may feel threatened.
Heritage word—“Someone has said that the encounter or experience of God is surgical before it is soothing. This means we approach God with no conditions in a state of complete self-surrender.”
(Sister Joan Marie, 9thProvincial of the Toledo Province)