In today’s Gospel, Jesus reads the words of Isaiah and declares to those in the synagogue that the words have been fulfilled. The people’s reaction simply is not the same. Throughout our own lives, we have reacted to the comfort and challenge of the Gospel in different ways at different times. Sometimes we may be touched by what we hear, but I wonder if we often do not allow God’s word to affect us as much as it could. Maybe today we can really open ourselves to what the Lord has to say in the sacred stories. Maybe today we can recognize the true value of God’s revelation, care and call to us in the Bible.
Yours in Christ,
Very Rev. Michael A. Carrano