September 8, 2018

23rd Sunday - B (September 9, 2016)

“He Comes to Save You”

In last week’s Gospel, Jesus was in the Jewish area.  There, he “summoned the crowd again” and taught them.

Today, this Gospel passage begins with a list of names. They are all locations in gentile territory.  Jesus goes there to bring God’s salvation.

Jesus brings God’s salvation to both Jews and gentiles, as Isaiah had prophesized (today’s First Reading).  Salvation is God’s plan for humanity.  Salvation is always God’s initiative.  

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