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Sharing the Word for August 31, 2020 – Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time – Year 2

Monday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time

August 31, 2020
Daily Reading from the USCCB: Luke 4:16-30
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Today the Lectionary begins to offer us readings from Luke’s GospelWe see Jesus at the beginning of his public ministry. He is on his home terrain in Nazareth. At first his fellow townsmen are pleased with him–the local boy who has made good.

But when it becomes clear that Jesus isn’t going to perform the miracles here that they had heard he was performing elsewhere, their approval turns to hostility and they run him out of town.

The point here is that Jesus will perform wonders when and how he sees fit. Nobody has a claim on them. Jesus will work on his own terms. He did then and he does now. He is the Lord, and we must respond to him accordingly.


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