Gospel: Luke 4:21-30
21 Then he began to speak to them, ‘This text is being fulfilled today even while you are listening.’
22 And he won the approval of all, and they were astonished by the gracious words that came from his lips. They said, ‘This is Joseph’s son, surely?’
23 But he replied, ‘No doubt you will quote me the saying, “Physician, heal yourself,” and tell me, “We have heard all that happened in Capernaum, do the same here in your own country.” ‘
24 And he went on, ‘In truth I tell you, no prophet is ever accepted in his own country.
25 ‘There were many widows in Israel, I can assure you, in Elijah’s day, when heaven remained shut for three years and six months and a great famine raged throughout the land,
26 but Elijah was not sent to any one of these: he was sent to a widow at Zarephath, a town in Sidonia.
27 And in the prophet Elisha’s time there were many suffering from virulent skin-diseases in Israel, but none of these was cured — only Naaman the Syrian.’
28 When they heard this everyone in the synagogue was enraged.
29 They sprang to their feet and hustled him out of the town; and they took him up to the brow of the hill their town was built on, intending to throw him off the cliff,
30 but he passed straight through the crowd and walked away.
The gospel today is from Luke 4:21-30. Luke 4:21-30 is reminding or warning us that Jesus’ ministry involves a great deal of pain. Jesus offers healing and help to all of us and we must be open to allow Him to act in our lives.
This means that as Christinas. We are obliged to understand that not all will understand what we believed. We can share our faith to everyone but only a few will understand and believe in us.
The gospel in Luke 4:21-30 is the great manifestation of the bible passage “many are called but few are chosen”. to follow Jesus’ ministry means sacrifice and charity. To be able to full-fill God’s plan for us, we must be humble enough to serve our fellowmen.
To be a follower of Jesus, we must open ourselves to Him, Allow suffering and penance once in our lives. It means to forget happiness and dwelt in helping others.
This pandemic, our goal is to educate as many as we can about the true meaning of holiness. Many of our fellowmen nowadays go to church but doesn’t understand it’s depth. This is our call, this is our responsibility. To live in the word of God is never easy but it is promising and fulfilling.
The ministry of Jesus is the ministry of the people who are baptized in the Holy trinity. The greatest miracle of being born is to understand that only God is our everything. We must be Catholics with devotion that is everlasting.
Lord, we offer you our days and our hearts with full devotion. Let your loving hands be always with us everyday of our lives.