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Reacting Badly to Good News

In this Sunday’s gospel reading from Luke 4, Jesus brings a very popular message to the synagogue in his home town of Nazareth. After an initially enthiusiastic reception, things turn badly wrong and the worhippers try to linch him. What caused this dramatic turn of events? Luke’s narrative is meant to provide the ongoing Christian mission, then and now, with some insights into common emotional issues that hinder us all from hearing what God is saying and doing within and around our own communities of faith.
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