Luke 4:16-21 Reflection

Luke 4:16-21 Reflection

In Jesus’s time Sabbath day brought everyone to pray at the Synagogue where any adult could read from the Torah and provide a sermon.  Jesus stood in front of town’s population of histories estimate of 400 people to read from Isaiah pronouncing the short sermon of “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” We have to ask ourselves the simple question of shouldn’t we be able to say the same when reading the same passage? (Luke 4:16-21)

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Additional Lenten Reflections

Luke 4  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth

16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

20 And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”