From the Word of the Day
Jesus began speaking in the synagogue, saying:
“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” (Luke 6: 21)
This is a moment of Messianic revelation. Jesus is fully aware that what the grand luminaries had prophesied about the Messiah in the Old Testament is being accomplished in His person. The passage then adds what happened around Him, and there are many witnesses to this. These are people who had seen with their own eyes Jesus freeing the tongue of the mute man, restoring sight to the blind, raising the dead. However, there immediately arises in them a question. How can the son of the carpenter Joseph of Nazareth accomplish these marvels? Yes, the Sacred Scriptures had prophesied what is happening, but why doesn’t Jesus work these miracles among us?
Probably, the question regards an economic point as is usual. If Jesus would work miracles at Nazareth, how much money his townsmen could make!
We know how it will end. They are indignant and they drag Him out with the intention of throwing Him over the cliff. The ending is beautiful. He passed through their midst and went on His way.
In my pause for silent contemplation, I will adore Jesus and invite Him to enter more deeply into my being so that I may never be separated from Him.
Jesus, thank You for the awareness of Your identity, for exercising Your sovereignty in the history of the world in a simple and convincing way.
The Voice of St. John Bosco, Friend of Youth
With works of charity, we close the doors of hell and open those of Paradise.