Reflection on Luke 4:24-30
Have you ever stepped into a crowd to discover you were the only person that practiced your faith? It is a surreal situation as immediately your antenna goes up for help from God. Your whole body gets involved as your senses become heightened. Everything depends on how you behave and what you say. Do you forcibly insert God into the conversation, remain silent, or perhaps walk softly recognizing yours and others feelings and emotions?
The Brow of the hill near Nazareth, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum
Luke 4 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
24 And he said, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown. 25 But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; 26 yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. 27 There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.” 28 When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. 29 They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. 30 But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 4:24-30.