The author of this homily, Jose Antonio Pagola, is the author of Jesus: An Historical Approximation, a book I recommend for a dynamic understanding of Jesus….Reyanna
by José Antonio Pagola (English translation by Rebel Girl) January 24, 2016 Iglesia Descalza Blogspot
Before beginning to narrate Jesus’ activities, Luke wants to make it very clear to his readers what the passion is that drives the Prophet of Galilee, and what the goal of all his actions is. Christians have to know in which direction the Spirit of God is pushing Jesus, because to follow him is precisely to walk in the same direction.
Luke describes in detail what Jesus does in the synagogue of his town: he stands up, receives the sacred book, finds a passage from Isaiah himself, reads the text, closes the book, gives it back and sits down. Everyone must listen carefully to the words chosen by Jesus as they lay out the task to which he feels sent by God.
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