Sunday, January 31, 2016
Sunday Gospel Reflection
In Luke's Gospel for this Sunday we have Jesus reading the passage from Isaiah and then saying that this Scripture passage has been fulfilled in their hearing. Luke tells us. "And they all spoke highly of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They also asked, "Isn't this the son of Joseph?"
That part is fine but then they hear that Jesus is not about to work wonders for them and they turn against him. They are filled with fury and drove him out of the town and were ready to hurl him from the brow of the hill. Luke tells us, "But Jesus passed through the midst of them and went away."
I am reflecting on what the Heart of Jesus felt when the very people he had grown up with and played with and served in many ways, now reject him and wish to do him harm. How he must have felt this and he "went away."
We do not speak much about reparation now, but I think we need to make up to Jesus for the lack of love He receives from so many and for my own lack of love, forgetting that Jesus is always present to me and I so often absent from His loving Presence.