Monday 16 March 2020
2 Kings 5:1-15. My soul is thirsting for the living God: when shall I see him face to face? – Psalm 41(42):2-3, 42:3-4. Luke 4:24-30.
No prophet is ever accepted in his own country
Alana: ‘Jesus, why did you stir up the people in the Synagogue of your hometown. You had them eating out of your hand, and then you got stuck into them. Why lose them like that?’ Jesus: ‘They thought they were entitled, Alana. God had worked miracles through me elsewhere, and they thought I owed them just because I was a local. No one who thinks themselves entitled can ever understand God’s word. With God, it’s all gift.’
Alana: ‘Well, Jesus, they didn’t seem to appreciate the gift that you were. Just as well you have special friends like me who have promised to stick by you.’
Jesus: ‘Thanks, Alana. Are you sure you don’t feel a little bit entitled, though?’