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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Cliff Hanger

One day, Jesus went to Nazareth, (his hometown) and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he read .... “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor”, Luke 4/Isaiah 61. Jesus clearly states, "I came for the poor, prisoners, blind and oppressed." By implication, he identifies whom he did not come for (a difficult message). I did not come for the spiritual elite, the self-righteous, religious or the spiritually proud. His mission statement and its implications concerning the "powerfully-proud" infuriated religious people who thought they had God in their corner. Jesus infuriated them to such a degree that even some people in his own hometown before the day was over tried to kill him by throwing him off a cliff.

1 comment:

CECIL B DEMENTED said...

truly inspiring...
More tales from holy bibles please.