Wednesday 31 January 2024

About Today Readings

St John Bosco

2 Samuel 24:2, 9–17. Lord, forgive the wrong I have done – Psalm 31(32):1–2, 5–7. Mark 6:1–6.

Where did he get all this?

The rejection Jesus suffered at Nazareth was a tragedy. He had grown up there and must have known many townspeople. When he spoke at the synagogue they listened to him at first, but they could not accept him and ended up trying to kill him.

They had no faith, so he could perform no miracles for them. He escaped from their hands and did not return. Mary, too, could no longer live in Nazareth. Jesus does not force himself on anybody. Do I open my heart to him? Do I just take him for granted?

 

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