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Monday of the Third Week of Lent

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Gospel text (Lk 4:24-30): When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury. They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong... Jesus said to the people in the synagogue at Nazareth: “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. Indeed, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah when the sky was closed for three and a half years and a severe famine spread over the entire land. It was to none of these that Elijah was sent, but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon. Again, there were many lepers in Israel during the time of Elisha the prophet; yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.”

When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury. They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong. But he passed through the midst of them and went away.

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today we find Jesus Christ "speaking one’s mind" in the synagogue of His own hometown, Nazareth. Outcome: “they drew Him out of the town and took Him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw Him off the cliff” What kind of suffering for the Virgin! Some people! But, they did not succeed because His time had not yet arrived. Jesus will submit Himself voluntarily in Jerusalem...

—They say that "truth begets hatred". But if Christ speaks to you clearly? It is advisable to listen to him!