Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Times–
The people of Nazareth drove from their midst their best hope for an improved life. Whom do we exclude from our understanding of Christianity? There is no less narrow-mindedness in our present-day society. How many ideas, theories, recommendations, suggestions, are we closed off to? Let us pray to that one and same God, who felt the pain of rejection, for those who are suffering from rejection, and let us pray for ourselves that we will not be as narrow-minded as the people in today’s gospel.