Reflection — February 23rd
To understand the context of today’s reading you need to read on into the next section. Jesus is challenging the idea that many in his generation had, that God’s grace and mercy and friendship was just for one group of people. People like himself who lived in his home town and wider community.
However the vulnerable people Jesus was reaching out to were the ones on the edge of his society. The people outside the narrow confines of his religious community. It was because Jesus challenged this narrow view of covenant that the crowd turned on him and seemed ready to stone him.
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