Saturday 2nd Week of the Year
Do we know Jesus enough to trust him with anything?
Jesus is preaching the good news and its working.
People are healed of their diseases,
demons are driven out.
They’re walking home back to their families.
Well in today’s Gospel,
Jesus has been doing this everywhere,
traveling from one place to another.
Today He goes home.
This is a critical time for him.
His home town people have never seen this
side of Jesus. He’s different.
The person they knew for thirty years
who worked with Joseph in the carpenter shop
isn’t the person they are seeing today.
”He’s telling people to turn the other cheek.
“He’s welcoming people who were shunned
because of their sinful lives
and he’s hugging them and forgiving them.
“Can you believe it?”
So all they can do is call him crazy.
He’s out of his mind.
So what will happen when he comes into our home today in Holy Communion?
We’ve all known him personally for five, ten, twenty, forty years or more.
Please God what he’s asking us to do
or what he wants to do with us or through us
will not make us think that he’s out of his mind.
I pray Jesus to trust you enough
to do whatever you ask me.