February 2, 2019
4th Sunday - C (February 3, 2019)
God’s Gracious Words
The way the people of Nazareth react indicates that Jesus was much more successful and better received in Capernaum.
So why would Jesus return to Nazareth?
His mission is to bring God’s salvation to all people, regardless of the people’s attitude towards this gift.
The two prophets Elijah and Elisha foreshadowed this generosity of God. They shared God’s goodness with foreigners, outcasts, and even an enemy of Israel (in the case of Naaman, the Syrian general).
Jesus came to bring God’s salvation to all of God’s children.
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