No Prophet is Accepted in His Own Native Place

What Happens When a Community Rejects Jesus and His Way of Life?

How should faithful Catholics respond to this refusal of God’s love? In the February 3rd Gospel reading, Jesus is turned away by His own people at Nazareth. He almost was killed because of this tragic response. The same thing is happening in today’s society. The Church’s message: God’s love shown us in Christ Jesus, is refused.

Our reaction to this refusal cannot be turning away in despair and consigning the world to its fate. We must redouble our efforts to bring back the lost sheep through words and dialog, but, above all, through good example!

What should we be doing to reconcile them with the Body of Christ? God bless all of you who join in the effort of healing and reconciliation!
—Fr. David Kozak