Monday of Week 3 of Lent

2 Kings 5:1-15; Psalm 41(42):2-3,42:3-4; Luke 4:24-30

Jesus is starting his 3 years ministry in Nazareth - the town he grew up in. He begins by reminding them of the facts of life - telling truth to power, as we might say. It is not appreciated! Remember that this is how (in Luke's account) he starts out: he has not yet built up a reputation. Missing from todays' short reading, before this Jesus has read the prophesy from Isiah about himself, and tells them that the prophesy is about him, and about now.

His audience will have known him, and we might given the same circumstances not be able to accept the words he said.

But he is protected from harm, and slips away, leaving his home town and heading off into Galilee and we next hear of him in Capernaum, where he begins to heal people.



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